Ida Mae Allen


Ida Mae Allen

Ida Mae Allen, 81, of Allentown, was born June 15, 1926, in Ellis County, Texas, the daughter of the late Ida Mae (Britt) and Jeff Walker. She passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2008, in a local hospital.

Mrs. Allen was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, as well as a homemaker. Her pride was her family and her home. She loved antique furniture and enjoyed sewing. She also loved to travel to Colorado and the deer lease at Mason. But most of all, she loved her children and grandchildren. She was a member of Allentown Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, June and Hollis McAdams of Lufkin; son, Randy Lane Allen of Lufkin; grandchildren, Scott McAdams and wife Joyce, April McAdams Brewer and husband Robert, Ronnie Lane Allen and wife Karena, Brad Allen, Alicia Allen, Amanda Allen and Rebekah Capps; great-grandchildren, Jaeden McAdams, Katie Allen and Sequoia Allen; brother-in-law, J. D. Pitts; sisters-in-law, Frances Allen and Patsy Walker; special friend, Betty Oliver; and a number of nieces, nephews and other family members.

Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Talmage "Dank" Allen; and three brothers, Aubrey Walker, Dan Walker and Herman Walker.

Pallbearers will be Scott McAdams, Brad Allen, Ronnie Allen, Robert Brewer, Bobby Allen and W. C. Allen.

Expressions of sympathy in Mrs. Allen's memory may be made to the Gann Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 3022, Lufkin, Texas 75903.

Mrs. Allen's family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Memorial Medical Center of East Texas, the staff of Parkwood Place, Dr. John McClain, Dr. Bob Hallett, Dr. Jose Capellan and Dr. James Earl Saxton for the love and care shown to their loved one.

Services for Mrs. Allen will be held at Noon Saturday, May 10, 2008, in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Ray Pinner and Reverend R. G. "Bud" Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Gann Cemetery.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening at Gipson Funeral Home.

Gipson Funeral Home; W. A. Dempsey, director