Graveside services for Emma “Jayne” Allen, 70, Eudora, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at Eudora City Cemetery.
Ms. Allen died Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at her home.
She was born August 1, 1942, in Wewoka, Oklahoma, the daughter of George Ray and Mable Elizabeth Seale Funderburk.
Ms. Allen worked at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed planting flowers, playing cards, working on jigsaw puzzles, going to garage sales, watching KU basketball, and fishing.
Jayne was an 8 time cancer survivor. She had a strong fighting spirit and was loved by all who were blessed to be a part of her extraordinary life.
She married Jerry Allen. He preceded her in death in 2007.
She is survived by a son, Richard Allen and wife Tammy; daughter, Jeri Sledd and husband Brian; brothers, Ron Funderburk and wife Betty, Steve Funderburk and wife Nancy; grandchildren, Korie Allen and Chelsea Viray, Zachary Allen and Betty Allen, Tyler Allen, Dylan Rust, Chase Rust, Andy Sledd and Erin Mayer, Mike Sledd; great-grandchildren, Keaton, Chloe, Victoria, Zayden, Emma, and Danica.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.
Messages & Condolences
Sis & Brian, I am so sorry for your loss. Jayne or as I have called her since I was little “the fingernail lady” was an incredibly special woman and will be greatly missed. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
To Jayne’s family: We only knew Jayne for 10 years. Played cards with her and admired her for her upbeat way through all her adversities. She showed people that good spirits would see you through almost any thing. We shall miss her greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss.
To Jayne’s family: Our deepest sympathy and regret on your Mother’s passing. We only knew her for 10 years, but loved playing cards with her and loved her way of living life to fullest even with all her adversities. She was a living testament to what a possitive spirit can do in the face of adversity. We shall miss her greatly.
I have many warm memories of Jayne and our days at Tahlequah High School. Condolences to the family. Her many Tahlequah High School friends will be thinking about her and her family.
Sis,your mother lives in our hearts forever,good times,bad times..no matter what.We love you.Sincerely,Eric,Jon and Lance.
Jayne and I were friends from childhood. We both went to Pettit Bay school at Pettit Bay. We use to go down behind her house to the river and catch perch and cook them right there. We were always together until high school. She still looks the same as she did 500 years ago. Rest in peace in Jayne
I am so grateful to have known this awesome woman. She will be missed but never forgotten! My heart and prayers are with you all at this time and always. Love you .
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