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Joletta Allen

Friday, August 3, 2007

Wilma Joletta Allen, 67, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, at her home in Sikeston.

Born Dec. 22, 1939, at Sedgewickville, daughter of the late Ruthford and Lucille Cooke, she was a member of Miner Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Ruth Sunday School Class and a nursery worker for many years. She had worked at the Boy Scout Office in Cape Girardeau, Sikeston Middle School, and was an Avon representative for many years.

On Aug. 1, 1958, she married Clarence Martin Allen, and he survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Robert Wadlington of Benton and Cindy and Mark Hulshof of Dexter; one son and daughter-in-law, Marty and Jan Allen of Farmington; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharon and Ed Pinkerton and Judy and Ted Clark, all of Jackson; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Jane Cook of Centralia and Ron Cook of Jackson; eight grandchildren, Blake, Austin, and Lauren Wadlington of Benton, Emily, Tyler, and Ryan Hulshof of Dexter, and Morgan and Keegan Allen of Farmington.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, 1120 N. Main Street.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at Miner Baptist Church. Rev. Ron Shrum and Rev. Jimmy Matthews, pastors, will be officiating.

Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: Southeast Missouri Hospice, 10 Doctors Park, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701 or Siteman Cancer Center, West County Office For Research, 969 N. Mason Road, Suite 230, Creve Coeur, Mo. 63141.


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