We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Humphrey Funeral
Bernice Marylan Allen, 92 of Russellville, was called home to be with our Lord and Savior on June 11, 2022. She was born on March 30, 1930, in Sikeston, MO, to William Gail and Hazel Leona (Ann) Phelps King.
Bernice graduated from Puxico, Missouri High School in 1946 where she was a member of the Indians Volleyball team and was voted the prettiest girl in her sophomore class.
Bernice married the love of her life Hale Allen on September 13th, 1947, in Puxico MO. To this union were born 5 children, Marilyn Kay, Mark, Shelia, Debra, and Laurie. She was a room-mother, Girl Scout leader, dance/cheerleader and drill team costume seamstress for her daughters. She enjoyed chaperoning various school events and she was her children’s greatest cheerleader. She taught her children patience, love, kindness, graciousness, and forgiveness. Her love for the Lord was evident by the way she made everyone feel welcome.
Bernice also shined her light while working outside the home for MM Cohn’s, Howard Cohn's, and Dillard's in Little Rock, Arkansas. Together she and Hale owned and operated The Lakewood Club in North Little Rock during the late 60's and founded Hidden Valley Country Club and Estates in Clever, Missouri in the early 70's.
She was a member of the Russellville First United Methodist Church, a member of The Gift Sunday School Class and Methodist Women's Circle One since 1999 when she relocated from Clever, Missouri.
Bernice is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 42 years Hale Allen; son, Mark Allen, son-in-law James Bibler; siblings, Bill King, Gail King, Daryl King, Donnie King.
Bernice is survived by her daughters, Marilyn Kay Rosenblum (Harry Truman) of Little Rock, Sheila Faulkner (Robert) of Frisco, TX, Debra Phillips (Kim) of Russellville, and Laurie Bibler of Russellville; her sister, Mildred Sandage of Dexter, MO; grandchildren, April Phillips Gama (Joseph) of Highland Village, TX, Ryan Phillips of Suwon South Korea, Erich Phillips (Dana) of Singapore, Chrissy Allen Welch (Eric) of Greenville, MO, Cheri Allen of Springfield, MO, Matthew Allen (Natasha) of Nixa, MO, and Nathan Allen of Clever, MO; three great grandchildren and two step grandchildren.
Funeral service for Bernice will be at 11:00AM, Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Brown General Baptist Church in Puxico, Missouri with Rev. Tom Buttry officiating and under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service of Russellville, Arkansas. She will be laid to rest next her husband at Brown Cemetery in Puxico.
The family will receive friends from 5:00pm until 6:00pm on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at the funeral home. Memorial donations can be made in Bernice's name to Russellville First United Methodist Church, 304 South Commerce Ave Russellville, AR 72801.
Russellville First United Methodist Church
304 S Commerce Ave, Russellville AR 72801