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Frances Allen

May 31, 1945 — June 22, 2016

F rances (Bet) Miller Allen, 71, of Oneida, Kansas died Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Life Care Center in Seneca, Kansas.

She was born in Vick, Louisiana on May 31, 1945 to Mahalie (Cole) and Ildred Miller. She attended schools in Effie, Louisiana, graduating from Lafargue High School in 1965.

On April 7, 1967 she married Howard Allen in Marksville, Louisiana. To this union three children were born; Patrick, Monica and Jarbae. She held many part-time jobs while raising her children. She found her true calling as Mama Co-op at Farmer’s Co-op of Sabetha, Kansas retiring after 28 years of service.

After retirement, she and Howard enjoyed traveling, attending church conventions, fishing, attending her grandkids activities, and rocking her daycare babies at Little Stinkers Daycare.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mahalie and Ildred Miller; a daughter, Monica; and nephews, Curtis Huffman and Jesse Vercher III.

She is survived by her husband, Howard of the home; sons, Patrick (Monique) Allen of Oneida, KS, and Jarbae (Colette) Allen of Goff, KS; grandkids, Thaine, Kaid, Tristan, Mahalie and Taylor Allen; and siblings, Raybon (Betty) Miller, Judy (Rolland) Huffman, Margie (Jesse) Vercher, Fay (Mark) Henson, all of Pineville, Louisiana, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha, KS. Visitation will be Friday, June 24, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be made at the Oneida Cemetery in Oneida, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to Caring Neighbors Cancer Fund, sent in care of the funeral home, 823 Virginia, Sabetha, KS 66534.


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