Mary "Kathleen" Allen

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Mary "Kathleen" Allen, 86, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Lacoba Homes, Monett.

She was born April 10, 1930, in Morganfield, Ky., the daughter of Wylie and Lorene (Drury) Smith. On July 25, 1953, in Sturgis, Ky., she was united in marriage to Emmett Allen, who survives.

Additional survivors include: three sons, Greg Allen and his wife, Karen, and Mitch Allen and his wife, Janice, all of Cassville, and Paul Allen of Lansing, Kan.; one daughter, Jennifer Swider and her husband, Clarence, of Gainesville, Va.; one sister, Margaret Jean Eberhardt, of Tulsa, Okla.; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Joe Allen; and two brothers, Leo and Billy Smith.

She received her education in Wheatcroft, Ky., where she graduated from high school. She then received her registered nurse's license from St. Mary's School of Nursing in Evansville, Ind. From 1951 until 1996 she worked as an RN for St. Vincent's Hospital in Monett, the Purdy School System and then St. John's Home Health. She was a member of St. Edwards Catholic Church in Cassville.

Services were held Monday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial was at McGuire Cemetery, Viola.

Contributions may be made to St. Edwards Catholic Church in her memory.

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