The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


August 28, 2013

Evelyn J. Allen

JOPLIN, Mo. — Evelyn Jean Allen, age 82, Joplin, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at Freeman West after a lengthy illness.

Evelyn was born June 30, 1931, in Littleton, N.H., daughter of the late Harold Miles and Evelyn Lampro Miles. She graduated from high school and attended a junior college. She worked for St. John's Regional Medical Center in the housekeeping department for several years, retiring in 1986.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Drafus Allen who died in 2000; two sons, David Reece and Dwight Reece; and a grandson, Christopher Allen.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald Reece and wife, Cindy and Roger L. Allen, all of Joplin; three daughters, Christine Clark and husband, Ben, Sherry J. Allen and husband, Michael, all of Duquesne, Mo., and Carol Greninger Stowe and husband, Kevin, of Casper, Wyo.; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be Friday, Aug. 30, at 11 a.m. in Parker Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Roger Hasselquist officiating. Interment will follow in Osborne Memorial Cemetery with grandchildren serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at Parker Mortuary on Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m.

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