Jacqueline Deann Allen

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Jacqueline Deann Allen, 49, Moundville, Mo., passed from this life on Sunday, July 31, 2016, at her home in Moundville, following a lengthy illness. Jackie was born Aug. 22, 1966, in Richmond, Mo., to Jackie Junior and Norma Jean (Beeson) Wallace. On Oct. 27, 1989, she was united in marriage to Dennis Lee Allen Jr., in Nevada, Mo., and he survives of the home.

Jackie was raised in Nevada. She attended Nevada schools and graduated from Nevada High School Class of 1984. Following high school Jackie attended Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg and graduated in 1989 with a bachelor's degree. At that time she chose to continue her education and two years later received her master's degree. Jackie taught elementary education and began her teaching career in Rich Hill where she taught for one year. She also taught in Nevada for 14 years, Bronaugh four years, and then in Sheldon for an additional nine years before retiring due to her health. Jackie loved to teach, read, and spend time with her dogs and her family.

In addition to her husband, Dennis, she is survived by one daughter, Brenna Allen of the home; her father, Jackie Wallace and his wife, Florence, Richmond, Mo.; one brother, Larry Wallace, Merriam, Kan.; one sister, Sherri Spillman and her husband, Greg, Lone Jack, Mo.; her in-laws, Richard and Connie Allen, Nevada, and Dennis and Carletta Allen, Bells, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, and one brother, Jackie Dean Wallace.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with Pastor David Crook officiating. Interment will follow in Dunnegan Grove Cemetery, Sheldon, Mo. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Vernon County Cancer Relief or a College Fund for their daughter Brenna in care of Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada.

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