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Born in Douglas County to Thomas and Lola McCullough Zola E. Allen, 91, departed this life Dec. 16, 2006, at Kabul Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 14, 1915 in Douglas County to Thomas and Lola McCullough.
Zola went to Pleasant Green grade school and finished at Ava High School.
Zola was united in marriage to Carl Norman Allen on June 25, 1929. She had many talents, and hobbies and jobs. She worked for Rawlings Sporting Goods, taught and played piano for many churches, rode in many horse shows and was #l in 1959 in the Fox Trotter Mares class. She also painted many oil pictures and had the Allen Trading Center from 1972 until 1973. Zola was born again in 195l and was a member of the Ava General Baptist Church.
Zola was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, on May 23, 1982, and also by her parents, brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her sons Arthur Allen, Ava, and Larry Allen of Cabool; five grandchildren, Ronnie Allen, of Kansas City, Rick Allen, Ava, Janet (Allen) Ream, Terry Allen, Springfield, and Bunny Allen, Cabool; 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18, in the Ava Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Chambers officiating.
Visitation was Monday from 10 a.m. until service time in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association.