|Birth: ||Aug. 13, 1915|
|Death: ||Aug. 21, 2009|
Gloria M. Allen, who died Friday in Little Rock at the age of 94, and who is pictured here on the occasion of her 90th birthday, was born August 13, 1915, in Belleville, Illinois, to Delos E. and Mary Richard. The family moved to Little Rock in 1919. She attended St. Andrews Catholic School and Little Rock High School (now Central High). After graduation, she was secretary for three years for Msgr. James P. Moran, Rector of St. Andrews Cathedral, until her marriage to Charles Anthony Allen. She later was secretary to Albert L. Fletcher, Bishop of Little Rock, for nine years. After the bishop's retirement, she worked as a real estate agent for Faucett & Company for six years.
She had seven children and is survived by Chad Allen, Diane Allen and her husband Rene E. Bressinck, Richard W. Allen and his wife Brigitte Lefeuvre, Penny Allen and John Mark Allen. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Charles A. Allen, sons Francis Avery Allen II and Robert Scott Allen, son-in-law James H. Larrison, Jr. and grandson James H. Larrison III. Known within the family as Doady, she is survived by her sister Alice Keary Starks, 18 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Charlie and Gloria Allen established a burse to educate priests for the Diocese of Little Rock in memory of their son Frank, a Catholic High School graduate and an editor at the Arkansas Gazette who died suddenly in 1965.
Visitation will be at Ruebel Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, August 24, followed by recitation of the Rosary at 7. Funeral will be at St. Andrews Cathedral at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 25, with Msgr. Francis I. Malone officiating, followed by burial at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Msgr. Francis Allen Trust & Development Fund at 1001 N. Tyler St., Little Rock, AR 72205. Msgr. Allen, Mrs. Allen's brother-in-law, was pastor of Our Lady of the Holy Souls parish for more than 50 years
Created by: James C.
Record added: Sep 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41786363
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