Kathleen Elisabeth Allen was born May 1, 1939, in Grand Island, Nebraska, to Ehm Jacob Sorensen and Flora Dora (Shiek) Sorensen. She passed from this life Sunday, October 29, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 78 years. Kathleen was reared and educated in Alliance, Nebraska where she graduated with the Alliance High School Class of 1957. She then went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree from Kearney State Teachers College in Kearney, Nebraska and then earned her Master’s Degree from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Kathleen was married to Joe Wesley Allen in Alliance, Nebraska on August 16, 1959. She spent most of her working life as an Administrative Assistant for Phoenix Federal Savings and Loans. Kathleen attended First United Methodist Church in Owasso, Oklahoma when her health would allow. She enjoyed a variety of pastimes including working puzzles, playing bridge, traveling internationally with Joe, and enjoyed spending time with her cat, Sugar. Loving family members include:
Mark Allen and wife Leilani, of Owasso
David Allen and wife Laina, of Laredo, Texas
10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ehm and Flora, husband, Joe, and her brother, Clair.
Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Pleasantview Cemetery in Pickrell, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to The Owasso Feline Rescue, 8411 North 116th East Place, Owasso, Oklahoma, 74055. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
with Ray Chapman and Family. Touched our lives immeasurably…Love and prayers to the family.
— Jackie Chapman, Tuesday – October 31, 2017
Kathleen and Joe were great friends. We played a lot of bridge while going to Kearney State. Every Friday night it was clean out the fridge and cards. Great memories.
— Bob Jennings, Tuesday – October 31, 2017
Mark, Leilani and family, My heart breaks for all of you for the loss of your mother. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort and strength in God and with the loving memories you have of your mom.
— Amber Day, Tuesday – October 31, 2017
Great memories of aunt Kathleen and her family. May God bless you and keep you during this time.
— Todd Sorensen , Wednesday – November 1, 2017
David, My deepest sympathies and the best for you and your family. She will always be with you.
— Elizabeth Trevino, Sunday – November 5, 2017
Saturday – November 18, 2017