Marlene F. Allen, 63, of Neosho died March 10, 2016, at her home following an illness.

Marlene F. Allen, 63, of Neosho died March 10, 2016, at her home following an illness.
She was born Oct. 20, 1952, in Logan, Iowa, the daughter of Virgil L. and Darlene (Henderson) Ball.
The family moved to the Neosho area in 1957 from Iowa. Marlene graduated from Neosho High School in 1970 and last worked at the alternative school for the Neosho Public Schools as a secretary until April.
She enjoyed gardening, doing jigsaw puzzles, reading and especially being with her grandchildren.
Marlene married Danny Allen on Sept. 14, 1978. He preceded her in death May 24, 2003.
She is survived by two children, Joshua D. Allen and Laura Beth Millard and husband Brandon of Neosho; four grandchildren, Connor Allen, Christian Fell, Mariah Fell and Haleigh Fell; one brother, Mike Ball and wife Carol of Golden; two sisters, Kandis Pendley and husband Howard of Carthage and Christy Conness and husband Robert of Neosho; mother-in-law, Opal Allen of Stella; and extended family.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her father-in-law, Herbert Allen.
A memorial visitation for Marlene is scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Clark Funeral Home in Neosho. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, c/o Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.