Allen, Vontella—age 88 of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at NHC Nursing Home. She was a Charter member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church on Buffat Mill. Her husband served during WWII in the original 10th Mountain Division. Her fondest thoughts were of her grandchildren and being around them.
She is preceded in death by her brother, Grealey B. Smith; sisters, Helen Tejan and Unave Bolton; son, Jerry; and grandson, John..
She is survived by her very devoted husband of 68 years, Kenneth Jack Allen; sons, Kenneth Jack, Jr., and Drs. Thomas G. and wife Janet and daughter, Tina J. Laman and husband Dr. Craig Laman; grandchildren, Mary Hanna, Kenneth III, Anne, Jean, Kevin, Brent, Brad, and Drew; and special friend, Kathy Munsey.
The family will receive friends and relatives 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 11 at the funeral home, followed by a funeral service at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Steve Johnson officiating.
Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Asbury Cemetery (5100 Asbury Cemetery Road off John Sevier Highway) for an 11:00 a.m. graveside service and interment. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Serving the family of Mrs. Allen: Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at N. Broadway.
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