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Reta Ford Allen
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Birth: Nov. 23, 1934
Collin County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 6, 2012
Collin County
Texas, USA

Reta Allen of Wylie passed away at her residence on November 6, 2012. Reta was born on November 23, 1934 in Allen, Texas. Reta's parents are the late James Shelby Ford and Alma Lue Young Ford. Reta grew up in the Parker area and graduated from Plano High School. After graduation Reta meet and married W. C. Allen, Jr. on November 23, 1953 in Wylie. They made Wylie their home to raise their family which consisted of sons, Larry Keith Allen and Danny Glen Allen. Reta and W.C. had always wanted to buy the Moore Funeral Home located in downtown Wylie. So they were finally able to fulfill their dream and bought it in 1970 . It became Allen Funeral Home and the family continues to run it today. They also operated the Allen Ambulance Service up until the City of Wylie bought it. Reta was active in many organizations benefitting Wylie and it's citizens. She served on the Wylie City Council from 1981 to 1983 and then again from 1992 to 2006. Reta loved the city and the citizens of Wylie and she always made herself available to talk to them about their worries, concerns or complaints. Surviving Reta is her son, Danny Allen and wife, Liz; daughter-in-law, Susan Allen and four grandchildren, Paul Allen, Mindy Allen, James Allen and Marcus Allen. She is also survived by two sisters, Anita Lemons and Dolores Williams; six nieces, Nita Shellnut, Brenda Burroughs, Cheryl Deaton, Tommie Sue Lemons, Debbie Allen and Rhonda Brown and her husband Paul Krajcovic and numerous great nieces , great nephews and many friends. Proceeding Reta in death were her parents, husband, W. C. Allen and her son, Larry Allen. Visitation was held on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Allen Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church in Wylie. Dr. A. L. Draper and Minister Eric Hogue officiated. Interment will follow in Wylie Cemetery. Funeral services were under the direction of Allen Funeral Home.
Published in Dallas Morning News from November 7 to November 8, 2012 
Family links: 
  James Shelby Ford (1906 - 1986)
  Alma L. Ford (1902 - 1998)
Wylie Cemetery
Collin County
Texas, USA
Created by: Tim Hawkins
Record added: Nov 07, 2012
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Reta <i>Ford</i> Allen
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