Archive for Thursday, August 23, 2001

Emmaline J. Allen


August 23, 2001

Services for Emmaline Josephine Allen, 90, De Soto, were Monday, Aug. 20, at Cedar Crest Memorial Funeral Home, De Soto. Burial was in Gridley Cemetery.

Mrs. Allen died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at Eudora Nursing Center.

She was born Aug. 16, 1911, in Ottawa, the daughter of Bunn and Mettie (Hetzel) Shepherd. Her family moved to DeSoto in 1941.

Mrs. Allen worked as a cook at the Sandwich and Grill Shop, Musick Dairy Joy and Osburn's Drive-In. She and her husband owned the New Deal Shop in De Soto.

She married Harvey H. Allen, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, Lawrence Allen, De Soto; a daughter, Vonnie Steele, De Soto; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Two daughters, Wilma Canaday and Alice Fulkerson, died earlier.

The family suggests memorials to Eudora Nursing Center, and they may be sent in care of the funeral home.

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