Viola Allen

Viola M. "Cricket" Allen (Gibson)

Friday, May 1st, 1925 - Friday, April 16th, 2021
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Viola M "Cricket" (Gibson) Allen of Hillsboro, Missouri was born 5/1/1925 in Crawford County Missouri, a daughter to the late Isaac Gibson and Mary Eva (Bays) Gibson. On April 10, 1954 Cricket was united in marriage to Kenneth C Allen.

Cricket entered eternal rest on Friday, April 16, 2021 in South County Missouri.

Cricket will be missed by all who knew and loved her including nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She will be especially missed by her great niece Zoe Henry and great nephews Logan and Mason Henry.

In addition to her father and mother, Cricket was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Kenneth Allen; her sister, Mary Lee Phelps; her brother Normal "Turk" Gibson; her brother Elmon C "Clarence" Martin; her brother Delmon J "Buck" Martin; as well as many other dear family members.

Cricket played piano for the Four Notes Gospel Quartet as well as the Journeymen Quartet and other groups. She loved playing with her brother Turk Gibson and cousin Ken Turnbough for many years. Her joy was music and whenever family and friends joined together in her home everyone would eventually gather around the piano with their instruments while the rest would sing along.

Cricket will be interred at Shoal Creek Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri in a private service.
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    Shoal Creek Cemetery


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