Deloris Ann “Annie” Allen was born May 24, 1950, in Chariton, the daughter of Dwight and Viola (Clayworth) Norton. Annie was raised in Melcher-Dallas until the age of 12 when her family moved to Knoxville. She worked at the Christian Opportunity Center in Pella for 45 years. In her spare time, Annie enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, crocheting flowers and spending time with her family. Annie passed away on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics at the age of 65 years. She was preceded in death by her parents. Those left to cherish Annie’s memory include her son, Donald of Knoxville; siblings: Don and Linda Norton of Knoxville, Betty Estes of Knoxville, Billy Kingery of Lead Hill, Ark., and Barb and Marv Shultz of Winterset and many nieces, nephews and friends. Services were held at the Bybee & Davis Funeral Home on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, at 2 p.m. with Marvin Shultz officiating. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be left at BertrandFuneralHomes.com.
Published on  October 15, 2015