Skip to comments.Fox Point woman bequeaths bulk of $3.1 million estate to Milwaukee County, remainder to state
Posted on 01/23/2009 5:05:50 AM PST by Obadiah
Maxine Allen lived quietly with her husband Frank for years in their Fox Point home, and after Frank died in 2004, she rarely was seen outside the house.
She took the bus to her hairdresser and accepted help from a neighbor, who took her grocery shopping. Maxine Allen always used coupons, buying only sale and generic items, said neighbor Karen Wahlberg.
Frugal and independent, Allen "was a loner. Just stayed at home, day in or day out," Wahlberg said. "I thought she was penniless."
Allen, who died at age 85 in February 2008, left an estate worth $3.1 million - with about $2 million bequeathed to Milwaukee County in what may be the largest unrestricted gift ever given to the county. The State of Wisconsin will get the rest, after fees for lawyers and bankers are deducted.
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Sorry, I meant $2 million.
Sad that the woman lived so frugally for so many years and then gave the money she saved to a body that will spend it in 5 minutes.
If she didn’t leave anything, her neighbor should sue the estate for services rendered. I’ll bet he hauled her around thinking she couldn’t afford independent transportation.
I don't see where the neighbor complained about it either. Now that person's going to heaven.
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