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Sharrill Deloria (Martin) Allen

August 15, 1945 ~ July 27, 2019 (age 73)


Sharrill Deloria Allen, age 73, “Be-dway-way-chi-wah-no-quay”, of Walker, MN passed away on Saturday, July 27th, 2019.

Sharrill was born in Redby, MN on August 15th, 1945 to Philomene Martin and Simon Stately.  She moved to Cass Lake in 1946 and lived there until she moved to Minneapolis in 1953.  While there, Sharrill met James Allen, Jr. and they were married on January 3, 1968.  They moved to Cass Lake in 1976 and have resided in Walker, MN since 1987.

She graduated from ITT Tech in 1973 and attended Bemidji State University for four years.  Sharrill has worked as a manager at various places for 30 years until her retirement in 2008.

Her biggest interests were her children, grandchildren and her family.  She also enjoyed hunting, fishing, ricing, knitting, crocheting, beading, sewing, singing, gardening, fitness and meditation.  Sharrill was very active in both her church and community and was a Native American name giver.

Family that Sharrill is reunited with are her father, Simon Stately; mother, Philomene (Jenny) Martin; brothers; Sydney Martin, Simon Jr., Lyman and Roman Stately, Chuck Robertson and Ruglas Mason; sisters, Bernice, Delores and Darlene Martin, Janette Banks, Loretta Stately and Frances “Franny” Fairbanks.

Sharrill is survived by her husband; James Allen, Jr.; her children, Gary, James III, Carter and Carol Allen; grandchildren, Brandon Allen, Darien Allen, Ethan Brown, Antonio Brown, Destiny Brown, Darrick Brown, Jr., Jessica Allen, Devin Allen, Justice Allen and Devrey Allen; brothers, Chuck (Janet) Stately and  Wayne Martin; sisters, Valeta Pankow, Sylvia (Jim) Spence and Cindy Martin-Loud, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Wake services for Sharrill will begin at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 30th and continue until her 10:00 a.m. funeral service on Thursday, August 1st, 2019 all to be held at the Veteran’s Memorial Building in Cass Lake, MN.  Father Matthew Cobb will officiate.  Pallbearers for Sharrill are Gary Allen, James Allen III, Carter Allen, Brandon Allen, Wayne Martin and Jake Spence.  Honorary pallbearers are Darien Allen, Ethan Brown, Antonio Brown, Darrick Brown, Jr., Devrey Allen, Craig Martin, Michael Martin, Phil Spence, Steven Spence, James Spence, Brian Pankow, Ben Pankow, Troy Pankow and Eddie Vizenor.  Interment will be in the Leech Lake Veteran Memorial Grounds at Cass Lake, MN.

Sharrill’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker.  Online condolences for the family may be left at

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July 30, 2019

5:00 PM
Veterans Memorial Building
Cass Lake
Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633

Funeral Service
August 1, 2019

10:00 AM
Veterans Memorial Building
Cass Lake
Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633

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