The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 5, 2013

Miriam 'Virginia' Allen

Published 11-6-13


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Miriam “Virginia” Allen was born Feb. 19, 1929, in Enid, Okla., and was adopted on Feb. 22, 1929, by George and Hazel Wampler of Enid, Okla. She passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Spiro, Okla.

Virginia grew up in Enid and graduated from Enid High School in 1947.

She married Floyd D. Allen in June 1947, and they had been married for 66 years.

She was a member of Central Christian Church in Enid, where she sang in the church choir until they moved in 1962.

Floyd and Virginia have resided in Spiro since 1969, and together they have owned and operated their family business, Allen Rathole Services Inc. for 26 years. She attended United Methodist Church in Spiro for many years. Her hobbies included bowling, playing bridge, horses, yard work and being involved in community service activities.  

Virginia is survived by her husband, Floyd D. Allen of Spiro, Okla.; two sons, Mark D. Allen and wife Nikki of Spiro and Floyd S. Allen and wife Judy of Wilburton, Okla.; one grandson, Tracy Allen and wife Laci of Wilburton; and one granddaughter, Kristy Melton and husband Haskell of McAlester, Okla. She also is survived by three great-grandchildren, Lexi and Tristyn Allen and Kynli Jones.

Virginia was preceded in death by her son, Leon G. Allen, and her parents, George and Hazel Wampler.

Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at Ladusau-Evans Chapel, with Rev. John McLemore officiating. Burial will follow in Enid Cemetery under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home in Enid.

Condolences may be made online at www.ladusaue vans.com.

(Submitted by family)