|Birth: ||Jul. 13, 1926|
|Death: ||Sep. 29, 2007|
Obituary, Durant Daily Democrat, October 1, 2007
Iva Pauline Allen, 81, of Wade, was born in Nashoba, Oklahoma on Tuesday, July 13, 1926, to William Leroy and Lillie Mae (Roberson) Gaither. She passed from this life on Saturday, September 29, 2007, in Durant, Oklahoma. Iva spent her whole life in Oklahoma. She came to Wade as the bride of Tillmon Thomas "Tillie" Allen in 1943. She and Tillie were married on May 1, 1943, in DeQueen, Arkansas. Iva was a homemaker, and she was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Wade. Her hobbies were doing word search puzzles and quilting. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, one sister, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter. She is survived by son, Kenneth Gaither and wife Ethel of Coleman; daughter, Wilma Foster and friend Bill of Calera; daughter, Brenda Titsworth and husband Wayne of Ravenna, Texas; son, Royce Allen and wife June of Bokchito; son, Randy Allen and friend Linda of Bennington; and son, Tommy Allen and wife Peggy of Bokchito. She is also survived by a sister, Marie Griffen of Tampa, Florida, and two brothers, Jim Gaither of Coleman and Luther Gaither and wife Margie of Mansfield, Texas. She leaves behind 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services for Mrs. Allen will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Dalton-Holmes Chapel with Bro. Carrell Hooper officiating. Family visitation will be tonight from 7 - 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Bokchito Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Titsworth, Kelly Titsworth, Craig Allen, Kevin Allen, Royce Allen and Tommy Allen. Services are under the direction of Dalton-Holmes Funeral Home in Durant.
William Leroy Gaither (1881 - 1964)
Lillie May Roberson Gaither (1895 - 1972)
Tillie Allen (1911 - 1985)
Hubert Lessie Gaither (1921 - 1944)*
Iva Pauline Gaither Allen (1926 - 2007)
Created by: Kathy Rose
Record added: Sep 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97298613
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