February 3 1934 January 23 2020
Ruby Lu Allen Ruby Lu Allen, age 85, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, January 23, 2020 peacefully at her home in Bluff City, Tenn. She was born on February 3, 1934 in Oto, Iowa, a daughter of the late Fred G. and Olive Lorraine (Stratton) Burgess. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; one grandson, Gary Theodore “Teddy” Allen; two granddaughters, Tammy and Twyla Allen; three sisters, Bonnie Miller and husband Bill, Helen Norris, and Florence Miller; three brothers, Walter Burgess, Gordon Dean Burgess and wife Iona, and Newel Burgess. Ruby was raised and attended school in Oto until third grade when her family moved to Onawa. On April 15, 1950, Ruby was united in marriage to Thaddeus “Thad” Allen in Onawa. To this union two children were born: Gordon Eugene and Gail Lynne. The family made their home in several communities while Thad worked for the railroad. During these years, Ruby was a homemaker. Thad died on November 8, 1985. Following Thad’s death, Ruby moved from Dunlap to Onawa. She continued making her home in Onawa until moving to Maryland to be closer to her daughter and then moved to Tenn. in November of 2019. Ruby enjoyed bowling, embroidering, crafts, fishing trips to Minnesota, working word search puzzles and mushroom hunting with her family. She is survived by her children, Gordon Allen, Sr. and wife Ronnie of Onawa, and Gail Hill and husband Rick of Bluff City, TN; three grandchildren, Franklin Morrison of Bluff City, Gordon Allen, Jr. and fiancé Sherrea Black, and Chrystal Gonzalez of LaVista, NE; two step grandchildren, Hank Hill and wife Monte Ann and Heather Turner and husband Michael, both of South Carolina; 18 great grandchildren; one sister, Louise Larson of Sioux City, IA; one brother, George Oliver Burgess of Arizona; one sister-in-law, Patty Burgess of Council Bluffs; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at 6:30 PM on Monday, January 27, 2020 at First Baptist Church of Bluff City with Pastor Mike Pope officiating. Arrangements especially for Mrs. Allen and her family have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Ruby Lu Allen please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Ruby Lu Allen February 3 1934 January 23 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Bristol, state: Tennessee