Mildred W. Allen, 86, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Medicalodges in Independence. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday December 19, 2013 at Potts Chapel of Independence, with Chaplin Jeff of Harden Hospice officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson Kansas. Friends may register from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with family receiving visitors from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Potts Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Harden Hospice and may be left at the chapel.
Mildred was born in Independence Kansas on August, 24th 1927 to John Wesley Cole and Mable Boone Cole . She attended Independence schools. She married Dennis Walter Simmons the couple later divorced. In 1955 she married Jess Allen in Barville, Arkansas, the couple made their home on a farm south of Independence. When Jess passed away in 1988, Mildred moved into town. Mildred was preceded in death by her husband Jess Allen, one sister Elise Jean Houck. Survivors include one son Pete Simmons of Independence, a grandson Jeremy Simmons of Independence, and one greatgranddaughter Jete Littell of Cherryvale three nephews Mike, Ken and John Houck one niece Nancy Winebrenner . Arrangements by Potts Chapel of Independence