Joan Harrison Allen, 85, passed away Dec. 23, 2020 at 6:45 in the morning at her son John Mehler Allen’s home in Baton Rouge, La. Mrs. Allen was born Oct. 30, 1935 in Clarksdale to the late Ilene Griffis Harrison and the late James Millender Harrison. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Robert “Bob” Mehler Allen, Jr., whom she married on June 5, 1958. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Crystal “June” Allison Boulet.
She retired in 1988 from being a School Teacher in both public and private schools. She was a charter member of Oakhurst Baptist Church and one of the last remaining members of the Sunday School – Ruth Bible Class.
Survivors include her son, John Mehler Allen of Baton Rouge, La; her daughter Mary Elizabeth Allen Hughes of Burleson, Texas; her son James Harrison Allen of Clarksdale; 11 grandchildren, Nathan Christopher Allen, Stephen Daniel Allen, Jason Paul Allen, Hannah Elizabeth Allen Montgomery, Joanna Grace Allen Alexander, Susanna Joy Allen Rubio, Josiah Joseph Allen, Mary Anna Hope Allen, Jeremiah Justice Allen, Michael Wayne Archer, Jr., Jesse Allen Boulet; and her nine great grandchildren, Adalyn Allen, Evelyn Allen, Jaclyn Allen, Sawyer Alexander Allen, John Montgomery, Grayson Montgomery, Caleb Montgomery, Preston Bryce Alexander, Colton Paul Alexander.
The Family held services at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2020 graveside at Oakridge Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale.