Carole F. Allen Sept. 11, 1933 -- Nov. 14, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Carole F. Allen, who resided in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, passed away due to pancreatic cancer, at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, MO on November 14, 2012. She was the daughter of Warren Weldon Fannen and June Pride Fannen of St. Joseph, Mo., both of whom preceded her in death. She was born on Sept. 11, 1933 in Atchison, Kan. She graduated from Central High School in St. Joseph, MO and then attended nursing school in St. Joseph, MO. She then moved to Mt. Ayr, Ia., where she met and married Milo E. Allen of Diagonal, IA on September 11, 1965. He also preceded her in death in July of 1992. She leaves behind a brother Weldon "Skip" Fannen and a sister Matilda "Tillie" Clardy. Also left behind are five children (oldest to youngest) Jerry D. Allen & wife Tina of Tingley, IA; Debbie E. & husband Terry Lippincott of Albany, MO; June E. Goodson of Eureka Springs, AR; Warren G. Goodson & fiancée Maureen of Herndon, VA; and Noel C. Allen & husband Michael Harrison of Lenexa, KS. She also leaves ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a life-long devoted Register 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 & 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 we all will miss her unconditional love and inspiration.