|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1942|
|Death: ||Apr. 17, 2013|
Linda Ruth McCartney Allen, 71, of Amarillo died Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church sanctuary, 1208 S. Tyler St., with Dr. Howard K. Batson officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive.
Linda was born Feb. 1, 1942, in Comanche, Okla., to Frank and Imogene McCartney. She attended high school in Velma-Alma, Okla., and received a Bachelor of Music degree at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Okla.
She was a faithful, loving and supportive wife, a loving, caring sure-footed mother, Sunday school teacher, church secretary, a wonderful mezzo-soprano vocalist, flautist, pianist, organist, voice teacher, an able choir director, a fun-loving, compassionate friend, a talented, creative writer of poetry and prose, a mentor to young people and especially dedicated to the Lord and His church. She's free at last, praise God almighty, she's free at last, safe in the arms of her Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, E.M. and Frances McCartney and Ora V. and Winnie Haines; her mother, Imogene; five aunts, Patsy Holiday, Ora Shirley, Louise Ward, Wanda Segler and Wynona Sudberry; three uncles, Harvey McCartney, Dick Haines and Glenn Haines; and her stepmother, LaNell McCartney.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Lee Lanny Allen; two sons, Landis Allen and wife Mary Crelia of Fort Worth, Lance McCartney Allen and wife Robin Renee of Canyon; her grandchildren, Nickolas Alexander, Benjamin Davis and Nicole Allen; her 94 year old father, Frank of Pauls Valley, Okla.; her brother, Jesse McCartney and wife Kay of Salisbury, N.C., and their children, Amy McCartney of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Robert of Nashville; a stepsister, Kay Whitefield and husband Wayne of Wynnewood, Okla.; four aunts, Beth Enloe of Duncan, Okla., Pearl Pruitt of Duncan, Marie Layn of Duncan and Louise Blakemore and husband Neal of Lindsay, Okla.; an uncle, Granville Ward of Tahlequah, Okla.; and a bunch of happy, fun-loving cousins.
The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the people who assisted her in her battle with polycystic kidney disease and Lewy body dementia, Dr. Gary Rose, Dr. Miguel Rios, Dallas Methodist Hospital, Dr. Martin Koonsman, Dr. Dickerman, department head, Dr. David Nesser of Dallas Transplant Institute, Dr. Sean Milligan, and especially Interim Home Hospice Healthcare in Amarillo. Their love and thanks to chaplain's Max Brown and Ken Haney, Dr. Sergio Muniz, nurses Amy Rector, Alicia Esquivel and Kendra Smith, social worker Serena Steed, and a very special thank you to hospice aid Liz Werner, who brought so much sunshine, care and hope into Linda's daily journey. Special thanks to Austarian Salon's Doris Welch and Mary Gresham for their tender, loving care with Linda. Lastly, sincerest gratitude to the friends of encouragement from Randy and Stacy Sharp, Frank Page, Marlene Merritt, Ramona Hutchins and Diane Steed.
The family suggests memorials be to Music Ministry of First Baptist Church, 1208, S. Tyler St., Amarillo, TX 79109.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Sign the online guest book at www.coxfuneralhomeamarillo
Amarillo Globe-News, April 21, 2013
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