Born December 26, 1932 in Casey County, KY, she was the daughter of the late W.C. “Buddy” Emerson and Myrtle Grooms Emerson. She was a homemaker and a loving mother, and grandmother.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved husband, James Shirley Allen, who passed away July 28, 1982; a son, James “Jimmy” Roy Allen; 2 daughters, Judy Kay Mowrer and Velma May Allen; a granddaughter, Tonya Allen; brothers, John, James T., Amos, Pete, Leslie and Everett Emerson; and sisters, Ida Emerson Edith Wright, Beulah Farris, Ollie Allen, Alice Hayes,and Donnie Lee.
Survivors include 2 sons, Johnny (and Katrina) Allen of Liberty and Mark (and Michelle) Allen of Tennessee; 9 daughter, Joan (and Delton) Coppage of Liberty, Thelma (and Neal )Tucker of Knifley, Katherine (and Junior) Brown of Liberty, Donna (and William) Myers of Liberty, Helen (and Freddie) Vonlinger of Lancaster, Rebecca (and Stanley) Coffey of Russell Springs, and Marilyn Earles of Moreland ; a daughter-in-law, Bernice Allen of Campbellsville; 25 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mollie Vaughn of Liberty.
Funeral services are 2:00 P.M. Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Grace Baptist Church with Bro. Johnny Davis and Pastor Steve Mullins officiating. Burial is in Whited Cemetery.
Visitation is Friday from 4:00-9:00 P.M. at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, Saturday from 8:00-11:00 A.M. at the funeral home, and Saturday from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 P.M. at Grace Baptist Church.
In lieu of flower, donation may be given to the funeral home to help offset funeral expenses.