ALLEN, DELLA SARAH, 95 of Louisville, passed away Friday, December 14, 2012 at Essex Nursing and Rehabilitation.
She was retired from H.J. Scheirich Co. and a longtime member of Highland Park 1st Baptist Church and Arcade Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Allen; daughters, Shirley Jean Gilpin, Alyce Marlene Mason and Dovie Ann Allen; her parents, Reed Lee and Maggie McCracken Owens; twin sister, Ella Meadows; brothers, Andrew, Clint, Orbin, Howard and Sol Owens; grandson, James Anthony Baumgardner; and great-great-granddaughter, Lexi Fromme.
She leaves to cherish her memory, son, James L. Allen (UnSuk); daughters, Joyce Baumgardner (Robert) and Gloria Thomas; sister, Zona Miller (Clyde); 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; four great-great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and the staff at Essex Nursing and Rehabilitation, who so lovingly cared for her.
Funeral: noon Wednesday at O.D. White & Sons Funeral Home, followed by burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation: 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.