Oral Verna (Dunn) (Kirby) Allen
1917 - 2019
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(Kirby) (Dunn) Allen
November 3, 1917 October 25, 2019
Oral Verna (Kirby) (Dunn) Allen, age 101, of Province Springs, passed away Friday, October 25, 2019. One of six children, Oral was born in Colo, Iowa on Saturday, November 3, 1917 to Paul and Maude (Williamson) Kirby. Her family moved to Illinois where Oral would eventually meet her first husband, Frank Dunn, and would be blessed with three children, Richard, Ralph and Christine. After moving their family to Colorado in 1951, Frank passed away suddenly, and Oral began working the first of many jobs to support her children. After her retirement, Oral and her second husband, William Allen, enjoyed traveling throughout the country, and for over 26 years, she volunteered her time at the Penrose Community/St. Francis gift shop, bringing a smile to everyone's face. To Oral, "every day was a good day." This passion for life flourished in her work at the hospital. Oral was also a member of the Fleet Reserve Association Branch/Unit 59.
Oral was preceded in death by: her parents Paul and Maude, her siblings Myrtle, Howard, Pauline, and Robert, her first husband Frank, her second husband William, her sons Ralph and Richard, and her great-granddaughter Brittany.
She is survived by: her daughter Christine (Johnny), her grandchildren Carrie, Camie (Cody), Bill (Lee), Carrie (Lou), Troy (Patricia), and Steve (Kathy); her great-grandchildren Makaela, Lauren, Jon, Danielle, Kylie, Damion, Robbi, and Brandon, and her great-great grandchildren Alea, Ashtyn, Aydon, and Corbyn.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, November 3rd at Springs Community Church at 1:00PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to: St. Jude's, Vietnam Veterans, or Disabled Veterans.

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Published in The Gazette on Oct. 31, 2019.
Celebration of Life
01:00 PM
Springs Community Church
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November 1, 2019
We will all miss you Oral. You were the first person I met at Penrose Community Hospital where we both volunteered. I remember we had lunch together and the holidays was just around the corner, as now. Love you and will never forget you.
Marilyn Dansby
October 31, 2019
We were very sorry to hear of sister Oral V. Allen's passing. Oral was a highly exemplary woman who loved everyone. The world is a better place because she walked among us. A friend to all, she was loved and cherished for her kind demeanor. Young-at-heart, Oral gave up driving a few years ago. I am a volunteer on Monday afternoons at the Penrose-St. Francis Hospital, Ronald McDonald Family Room. Oral volunteered in the gift shop and was usually leaving the hospital as I was arriving. We would exchange greetings and have a brief chat. She always mentioned that she missed seeing me at church on Sundays for the early service. She really had n incredible memory. May our Lord continue to sustain and comfort her family and friends during this time of sorrow. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
Winfield Pate
October 31, 2019
Oral, was a great friend, she always had a smile and kind word for everyone. This sweet lady will be missed by everyone who knew her. My sympathy and deepest regrets go out to her wonderful family.
Vicki & Wayne Marsh
October 31, 2019
Oral Allen was an amazing woman!! She will be greatly missed. Praise God she is with Jesus!! I knew
her from SCC.
Jane Curtis
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