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 Evelyn “Eppie” <I>Bentley</I> Allen

Evelyn “Eppie” Bentley Allen

Death 25 May 2011 (aged 100)
Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Sterling, Comanche County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 59009814 · View Source
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Celebration of Life service for Evelyn "Eppie" Allen, 100, of Lawton, Oklahoma, will be 1 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2011 at Lawton Heights United Methodist Church with Rev. Michelle D. McCarty, pastor of Lawton Heights United Methodist Church, and Tom Biles, Deacon of St. Ann's Catholic Church of Elgin, OK, officiating.

Mrs. Allen passed away May 25th, 2011 in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Burial will be at Sterling Cemetery under the direction the direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.

Evelyn was born on February 25, 1911, to William and Addie (Knowles) Bentley . She graduated from Lawton High School in 1931, and attended Blackwood Davis Business College in Oklahoma City. She worked at the State Capital of Oklahoma for several years. She married Ira Allen in 1942. He preceded her in death on May 14, 1994. They farmed for more than 20 years in the Elgin area. They moved to Lawton in 1961. She worked for several years as cook in the Cafeteria at Central Junior High School. She was a member of the Lawton Heights United Methodist Church since moving to Lawton in 1961.

She is survived by her sister, Elsie Ragan of Oklahoma City, OK; three daughters, Carol Blackstock of Lawton, Judy McElhatten and her husband, Bill, North Warren, PA, and Janet Gouldthorpe and her husband, Rodney, of Tyler, Texas; her grandchildren, Sunita Burchett of Oklahoma City, OK, Jeff Brown and his wife, Veronica, of Lawton, OK, Kristi Woodhouse of Irving, TX, Brett McElhatten and his wife, Amanda, Brad McElhatten, and Kendra Smith and her companion, Bryan, all of North Warren, PA, Kevin Gouldthorpe of Austin, TX, John Gouldthorpe and his wife, Donna, Vacaville, CA, and Andrea Lee of Tyler, TX; her great grandchildren, Jordan, Devin, Aeria, Ashlynn, Connor, Madison, Kristin, Nick, Amber, Logan, MacKenzie, and Brodie; a step great granddaughter, Arianna; a special family member, Alfred Brown of Elgin, OK; her caregiver and special friend, Tinetta Tetrault of Lawton, OK; and a host of other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, Mildred and Gauda Lee, and a brother, William Knowles.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Goodwill Adult Daycare Program, 923 Hill Top Drive, Lawton, OK 73507.

Visitation will be from 3 until 5 p.m. Sunday, May 29, 2011, at the funeral home.

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