Archive for Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Ruth E. Allen


July 12, 2006

Services for Ruth E. Allen, 88, Lawrence, were Wednesday at Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home in Leavenworth. Burial was in Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing.

Mrs. Allen died Friday, July 7, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Aug. 26, 1917, in Atchison, the daughter of Frank M. and Pauline Griffin Davis.

She was raised and attended school in Atchison and lived in several Kansas towns before moving to Leavenworth in the mid-1950s. She moved to Lawrence six months ago to be with family.

She worked as a cashier for 23 years before retiring from Jahns Shopping Center in 1978. She also was co-owner of Allen's Book Shop with her husband.

She was a member of First Christian Church of Leavenworth, Retail Clerks International Union and AARP.

She married Kenneth Y. Allen on Dec. 5, 1937, in Atchison. He died on Dec. 16, 1983.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth R. Allen Sr., Lawrence; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Cottonwood Inc., sent in care of the funeral home, 707 S. Sixth St., Leavenworth 66048.


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