SALINA— Allie Marie Saum went into the Lord’s arms on Thursday, May 7, 2015 following a senseless act of violence. Allie, 17, is the beloved daughter of Danny Saum and Tina Ellis. Born September 13, 1997 in Salina, Allie was a junior at Salina South High School and worked part-time at Jasperson Chiropractic Clinic.
Allie’s surviving immediate family includes her parents, big brother, Jacob Saum, her paternal grandparents, Dale and Joyce Saum, her maternal grandparents, Vickie and Louis Kibler, and niece, Scotlyn Allen, in additional to numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Allie is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Charles E. Rice, Sr., and her great-grandmother, Rose Ann Little, who passed away only days before Allie.
Allie was known for her genuine kindness and happiness. She cared deeply for those around her and would put others before herself without a second thought. Allie gave generously of her time to her family and friends and was always there with her beautiful smile and laugh. She is a member of the First Baptist Church in Salina and made the decision to mark her strong personal faith in Jesus Christ by being baptized on April 13, 2014. Allie will always be dearly loved and greatly missed.
Funeral services to celebrate Allie’s life will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12 at the First Baptist Church, 843 Lewis Avenue, Salina. There will be a private family burial.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Allie Saum Memorial Trust in care of Sunflower Bank at any of the three Salina locations or mailed to the bank at 2070 South Ohio, P.O. Box 800, Salina, KS 67402. Ryan Mortuary of Salina will be handling the arrangements.