Archive for Saturday, August 18, 2001

Emmaline Josephine Allen

August 18, 2001


DeSoto Services for Emmaline Josephine Allen, 90, DeSoto, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Cedar Crest Memorial Funeral Home, DeSoto. Burial will follow 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.

She worked as a cook at several restaurants. She and her husband owned the New Deal Shop in DeSoto.

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

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

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

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, where the family will receive visitors.

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

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