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Donna Allen

August 3, 1937 — January 20, 2020

Donna Allen

Donna Marie "Ginnie" Allen, of Thornton, passed away January 20, 2020 in Webster, Texas at the age of 82. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 23, 2020 in Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Bro. John Caribin officiating. Interment will follow in the Lost Prairie Cemetery. Charlie McDaniel, Zyon Leonard, Colby Blacknall, Gabe Crespo, Brody Wallace and Crawford Wallace will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation with the family will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

Donna was born August 3, 1937 in Lost Prairie, Texas to William Prentice and Willie Mae Vickery Vest. She lived most of her life in Limestone County. On August 11, 1956, she married her lifelong partner, Robert L. Allen, in Teague, Texas. They were blessed with two daughters, Brenda and Rhonda. She was first, and most importantly, a homemaker, however, she worked for the Mexia Textile Mill as well as a car hop - on roller skates. Being a strong-willed woman, she, along with the other women, walked out at the Mill after their boss was fired; he was the only one that would stand up and defended the women.

Donna's life revolved around her family. After her first grandson came along, he couldn't say Grandma, so she became, affectionately, known as "Ginnie", which also became her new name to everyone. Although she loved her husband and daughters, the grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great-grandchild were so special and truly owned her heart. In the eyes of her grands, Ginnie was a model grandmother who, too, was dearly loved.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William P. and Willie Mae Vest; grandson, Andrew Shockley; and siblings, Etta Vest Richardson, Bruce, Herman, Melvin, Ruben and Aubrey Gene Vest.

Donna is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Robert L. Allen; daughters, Brenda M. McDaniel and husband, Charles of Groesbeck and Rhonda Yawn and husband, Carlton "Buzz" of Groves; grandchildren, Charlie McDaniel, Rachel & Tim Newman, Melody McDaniel, Elizabeth Shockley and Dustin Ferguson, Timothy and Tammy Shockley, Nicki and Dakota St. John, Corinna Yawn and Dani Shockley; a number of great grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Service Details.

Visitation


When: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home
Address: 605 S. McKinney St MEXIA, TX 76667

Service


When: Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 2:00pm
Location: Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home
Address: 605 S. McKinney St MEXIA, TX 76667

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