Wetmore, MI / Columbus, OH
Verna Rose (Polito) Allen, age 82, of Wetmore, Michigan and formerly of Columbus, Ohio, died Sunday, July 24, 2022 at her home with her husband at her side, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Columbus on October 27, 1939 to the late Nunziata “Nancy” Katherine (Cerasa) and Carl Martin Polito. Verna was an avid golfer while she was physically able. She was a longtime member of the former Riviera Country Club in Dublin, OH and Pictured Rocks Golf Club in Munising. Verna was especially fond of her women’s group card game that originated at the golf club. She was a prolific quilter and a longtime member of the Munising Bay Quilt Guild. Verna was huge fan of her various Tibetan Terrier dogs.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 43 years – James S. Allen of Wetmore; daughter – Danielle Malzone LeMonnier; son - Mark Christopher Malzone; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and brother – Carl M. Polito II. Verna was preceded in death by her father Carl Polito, mother Nancy Polito Zallanta-Fisher; daughter Nannette Nicole Emmons, granddaughter Morgan Alli Emmons and sister-in-law Pat Polito.
Visitation will be on Monday, August 1, 2022 from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. at the Bowerman Funeral Home in Munising, MI. Fr. Michael Ocran will conduct Verna’s funeral at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Lockbourne, OH at a later date.