Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Pastor Paul Catterton.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Doug Davis, Dave Hopke, Calvin Heaton, Andrew Fletcher, Drake Hopke, Mike Potter, Luke Davis and Brent Davis. Honorary pallbearers: Vic Davis, Jerry Zimmer, Craig McCormick, Louis Rees and James Culver.
Doris Elizabeth (Mitchell) Allen passed away at 1:44 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2012 at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri. Her family having moved to many areas of the country while growing up, Doris moved to Vandalia in the late 1940s. She became a devoted member of the United Methodist Church in Vandalia. After her marriage to Harold Wm. Allen, Doris became a fulltime homemaker. Later on though, she worked at Goodin's Store and Oggie's Restaurant in Vandalia. Beside being active in her church, Doris enjoyed crafts, fishing and putting together scrapbooks of pictures.
Born: April 24, 1925 in Delores, Colorado the daughter of Roy Lee and Frankie (Stotler) Mitchell.
Married: Harold Wm. Allen on July 3, 1943; he preceded her in death on September 21, 1981.
Survivors include: one daughter, Marsha K. Belshe of Mexico, Missouri; one sister, Betty and husband Vic Davis of Vandalia; four grandchildren: Anthony and wife, Barbara Bannister of Columbia, Missouri; Andrea Bannister of Manhattan, Kansas; Kelly Belshe-Maher of O'Fallon, Illinois; Shayne and wife, Emily Belshe of Centralia, Missouri; ten great-grandchildren: Emma and Anna Bannister; A. J. Laudemann; Adler, Riley and Keller Maher; Whitney Whittaker; Isabelle Donaldson; Ellery and Gannon Belshe; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: parents; one daughter, Brenda J. Bannister; three brothers: Eugene Mitchell, Donald Mitchell and Roy Mitchell Jr.; one sister, Bonnie Wear.
Memorials are encouraged to the Vandalia United Methodist Church.