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Carole F. Allen, who resided in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, passed away due to pancreatic cancer at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri on November 14, 2012. She was the daughter of Warren Weldon Fannen and June Pride Fannen of Saint Joseph, Missouri. Both preceded her in death.  She was born on September 11, 1933 in Atchison, Kansas.  She graduated from Central high school in Saint Joseph, Missouri and then attended nursing school in Saint Joseph, Missouri. She then moved to Mount Ayr, Iowa where she met and married Milo E. Allen of Diagonal, Iowa on September 11, 1965. He also preceded her in death in July of 1992. She leaves behind a brother, Weldon ‘Skip’ Fannen; a sister, Matilda ‘Tillie’ Clardy; five children, (oldest to youngest) Jerry D. Allen and wife Tina of Tingley, Iowa, Debbie E. and husband Terry Lippincott of Albany, Missouri, June E. Goodson of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Warren G. Goodson and fianc??e Maureen of Herndon, Virginia and Noel C. Allen and husband Michael Harrison of Lenexa, Kansas; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was a lifelong devoted registered nurse and finally retired from nursing at the age of 74. Always practical, she donated her body to Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, so others could learn and per her request there will not be any funeral. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. She was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Red Hat Society, a supporter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and many other organizations. A woman of great faith, she participated in a Torah study group, prayer groups and attended the First Assembly of God church in Eureka Springs. The family asks that gifts and donations be made to Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, 9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64114 or online at  

There are many friends who will miss her kindness and generosity. She was a devoted mother to her children and grandchildren, who called her Gma, and they all will miss her unconditional love and inspiration.

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