Lovilia — Cheryl Ann Allison, age 64, of Lovilia, Iowa, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Pella Comfort Hospice House.
Cheryl was born on Sept. 3, 1948, in Knoxville, to Ralph and Darlene (Courtney) Kirtley. She married Ronnie Allison on Nov. 26, 1965, in Lovilia. They were blessed with two children, Angela and Sarah. Cheryl was a first responder for the Lovilia Fire and Rescue for many years. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Allison of Lovilia; children, Angela (Jeff) Koebke of Ottumwa, Sarah (Tim) Ritter of Nevada; four grandchildren, Alison and Jeffrey Koebke, Rebekah and Jacob Ritter; one sister, Cindy (Dan) Carlson of Knoxville; two nephews and their wives and one great niece. She is preceded in death by her parents, one brother, LeRoy Kirtley, and one nephew Chris Kirtley.
No services will be held, and private family burial will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to American Cancer Society or to the Pella Comfort Hospice House and left in the care of the Sinnott-Pierschbacher Funeral Home, 1904 E. Ave North, Lovilia, Iowa 50150.