Dixie Maurine Allen

Dixie Maurine Allen Dixie Maurine Allen, 84, Topeka, died Saturday, October 5, 2013, at her home. She was born August 13, 1929, at Soldier, the daughter of Fred and Cleo (McKinsey) Fisher. She attended Soldier High School. She was a member of Second Presbyterian Church and Arab Ladies of the Shrine. Dixie was married to Donald Duane Allen on June 26, 1949, in Soldier. He preceded her in death on July 25, 2000. She was also preceded in death by a son, Steven Kent Allen, on August 15, 2006, and a daughter, Dixie Diane Allen, on February 9, 1977. Surviving are three sons: Jay Allen, Paul Allen, and Vance Allen, all of Topeka; a daughter-in-law: Kathy Allen of Lawrence; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at Second Presbyterian Church, 210 NW Menninger Road, Topeka. Interment in Rochester Cemetery. Dixie will lie in state after 3:00 PM, Tuesday, at Penwell-Gabel Parker- Price Chapel, 245 NW Independence Avenue, Topeka, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 837 South Hillsdale, Wichita, KS 67211. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www. PenwellGabelTopeka. com.
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