EAST PRAIRIE - Olivia "Irene" Allen, 87, died at 6:09 p.m. Nov. 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Oct. 8, 1915, in Crosno, daughter of the late Manuel and Octavia Grider Bell, she lived in East Prairie most of her life and was employed by the Sikeston Convalescent Center for 15 years. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in East Prairie.
On Dec. 3, 1932, she married Leonda "Doc" Allen who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Betty Allen of Arnold; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Betty and Duane Eastman of Charleston, Bonnie and Norman Woods and Judy McCann of Sikeston and Joyce and Gus Baltrusaitis of East Prairie; one brother, Paul Bell of Bandana, Ky.; one sister, Alma Doris Archie of Union City, Tenn.; and seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were five brothers, Johnny Bell, Gene Bell, Floyd Bell, Ralph Bell and Manuel Bell Jr.; two sisters, Gertie Price and Nadine Swan; and two grandsons.
Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today at Shelby Funeral Home with Larry Smith and Burl Britt officiating.
Burial will follow in East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Carter Eastman, D.J. King, Adam Horn, Mark Adams, Rodney Wray and Kevin Still.