Thelma M. Allen, 78, of Piedmont, formerly of Marshall, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at Poplar Bluff Regional Hospital.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 5, 2012, at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, with Rev. Bob Webb officiating. Music will be performed by Crossroads. Pallbearers will be Matthew Allen, Charlie Wilcut, Brady Doss, Cody Doss, Richard Allen and Frankie Henderson. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2012, at the funeral home. Burial was in Patterson. Memorials are suggested to family choice.
Born Feb. 25, 1934, in Patterson, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Floy Allen Henderson. On Feb. 13, 1954, in Mississippi, she married Clifford Allen. She had lived in Saline County for 20 years and participated in the Marshall Foster Grandparent program.
She is survived by her daughters, Beverly Wasson of Marshall, Brenda Ireland of Warsaw and Nancy Darlene Allen of Piedmont; her son, Clifford Bryan Allen of Poplar Bluff; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Velma Henderson, Bill Henderson, Bob Henderson and Bonnie Henderson; one grandson; and one great-grandson.