Teddy Edwin Allen, 86 years, 2 months, and 12 days old, passed away on March 29, 2016 at his home with his wife, Karen, and his son, T.E., by his side.
Ted was born Jan. 17, 1930, in Gainesville, Mo., to Harry Dutch and Stella Mae (Garfit) Allen. He graduated from Ava High School in 1950.
Ted was employed by the Veteran’s Hospital Fort Harrison as a lab technician in Helena, Mont., for 28 years. Ted was a U.S. Army veteran and served from 1950 to 1954 and served during the Korean War.
On June 16, 1973, Ted and Karen Anne Connors were united in marriage in Anaconda, Mont., and to this union Ted Edwin was born. T.E. joined his two sisters and one brother.
Ted was a member of the Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Mansfield, Mo. He enjoyed farming and hunting.
Ted was preceded in death by his parents, Dutch Allen and Stella Allen Waters; stepfather, who raised him, Tubby Waters; two infant children, Stephanie and baby boy Allen.
Ted is survived by his wife, Karen Allen, Ava, Mo.; four children and their spouses, Pam Petry, Jacksonville, Fla., Janice and Joseph Connors, Sylmar, Calif., Mark and Delene (Heriford) Allen, Hope Mills, N.C., and T.E. Allen, Sparta, Mo.; five grandchildren, Robert Petry, Thomas Petry, Miranda Allen, Miriah Allen and Zack Allen; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made in Ted’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Per Ted’s request he will be cremated and no services. Cremation is being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, Mo.
Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.