Kay Hearn Allen, born in Ada, Oklahoma August 25, 1938 to Dan and Carmon Qualls Hearn, entered her eternal reward on March 1st, 2021. Kay attended Paris schools and graduated from Paris High School. She married Charles Smith (Smithy) Allen on June 1, 1957. She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ. Her happiest times were when she was surrounded by family.
Besides the usual home cooked dishes prepared for church families in times of need, Kay served the church in many functions including camp cook, church librarian, and one of several instrumental in the development of the family retreat at Mountain Fork and more. In particular, she has been described as a trailblazer in ministry; identifying unmet needs and ways to address them for the wider Paris community during disaster relief with the Lamar Avenue Church of Christ after the Paris tornado of 1982.
Kay was preceded in death by her parents and one child, Chuck. She is survived by her husband, Charles Smith (Smithy) Allen; Daughters Annetta Thomas, Susan Clark (Jim); Sons Michael Allen (Liz), and David Allen; Grandchildren Kristi Kirkpatrick (Philip); Jonathan Thomas (Kim); Will Thomas (Andrea); Sam Thomas; Jeff Clark (Melanie); Justin Clark; Crystal Clark; Hunter Allen, and Harrison Allen. Great grandchildren Hannah, Reagan, Tony, Gavin, and Nixon Clark; Andrew, Lucas, Matthew and Audrey Kirkpatrick; Gavin, Jacob, Sophia, Noah, Lily Grace, EmmaLeigh, Arale, Nathan, Serenity, and Oliver Thomas.
Kristi Kirkpatrick and her husband, Philip, deserve special mention for caring for Kay for the past 9 or 10 years in their home.
We grieve but not as those who have no hope for our hope is in the return of Christ who died to save souls and to reconcile us to God.
Memorial service will be March 12th at 2 p.m. with John Cannon officiating. Family will visit before and after the service. The family requests no flowers at this time.
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