She was born May 8, 1916, in Clay County, as the daughter of Maxwell J. and Pearl Smith Thompson.
She graduated from Van Buren High School.
She married Forest Lee Allen on Feb. 4, 1939.
She was a loving mother and homemaker and had enjoyed her memberships in the Lena Good Neighbors Club, Tri County Home Ec Club and the Van Buren Home Ec Club.
She was a member of McKinley Hill Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Peggy, her husband Forest Lee Allen, seven brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by daughter Jeanne Steuerwald (Forrest), sons Ron Allen (Judy), John Allen (Kathy), Mark Allen (Carol), and Larry Allen (Linda), son-in-law Charles Cheek, 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Wednesday, with Pastor Rick Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lena Good Neighbors Club, Tri County Home Ec Club or the Van Buren Home Ec Club. Visit www.moore-funeral-homes.com to send condolences to the family or for more information.