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Maude J. Allen

Saturday, March 7, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.

Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street in Vandalia, Missouri 63382.
Officiating will be: Pastor Randall Kristofferson.
Music provided by: Scott Schaefer - pianist.
Interment will be in the Fairmount Cemetery in Middletown, Missouri.
Pallbearers: Jim Freie, Richard Jones, Charles Schaefer, Scott Schaefer, Larry Shepard and Ronnie Shepard.

Maude Jessie (Shepard) Allen passed away at 1:48 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2009 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. Maude had lived in Vandalia since 1979, moving there from the rural Laddonia, Missouri area. She resided at Golden Living Center-Gamma Road Lodge in Wellsville, Missouri since February 3, 2008. She worked for over 40 years as a seamstress at the Ely Walker and Bobbie Brooks garment factories. Maude was a member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia and the Laddonia Rebekah Lodge No. 842. She enjoyed country music, dancing, cooking, sewing, gardening and taking care of her flowers.

Born: August 30, 1916 in Ashley, Missouri the daughter of Emerson Clark and Mary Letha (Tucker) Shepard.

Married: formerly married to Ted Allen.

Survivors include: one step-daughter: Darlene Epperson of Curryville, Missouri; several nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: six brothers: Delbert Shepard, William Homer Shepard, Raymond Shepard, George Shepard and two infant brothers, Russell and Wendell Shepard; three sisters: Arlene Gofinch, Opal Collins and twin sister Mary Freie; also preceded in death by two step-sons: Robert L. "Bob" Allen and Harold Wayne Allen.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P O Box 64, Vandalia, Missouri 63382.

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