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Mary Frances Chamberlain Allen

June 6, 1919 - October 29, 2012
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Allen, Mary Frances Chamberlain passed away October 29, 2012. She was preceded in death by her Father and Mother, Burdette and Edith Myrtle Simmons Chamberlain; brother, Don Chamberlain; sister, Marcella Chamberlain & her husband of over 50 years Col. Arthur Howard Allen Jr. Survived by two sons, Paul (Charlene) Allen, Jim (Debbie) Allen; daughter and caregiver, Suzanne Allen & two granddaughters, Elizabeth (Brian) Russell & Emily Allen. Mary Frances was born in Texarkana, Texas June 6, 1919 and moved to Nashville, TN when she was ten years old. She was a graduate of East High School and had many life long friends from East....
Allen, Mary Frances Chamberlain passed away October 29, 2012. She was preceded in death by her Father and Mother, Burdette and Edith Myrtle Simmons Chamberlain; brother, Don Chamberlain; sister, Marcella Chamberlain & her husband of over 50 years Col. Arthur Howard Allen Jr. Survived by two sons, Paul (Charlene) Allen, Jim (Debbie) Allen; daughter and caregiver, Suzanne Allen & two granddaughters, Elizabeth (Brian) Russell & Emily Allen. Mary Frances was born in Texarkana, Texas June 6, 1919 and moved to Nashville, TN when she was ten years old. She was a graduate of East High School and had many life long friends from East. After raising her family she returned to college and graduated from MTSU in 1967 while caring for her Father and Father in law and went on to earn her Masters Degree from the University of Tennessee. She retired from Metro schools after 25 years as a Librarian at Amqui Elementary School. Her greatest legacy to her children and grandchildren was her love of family and friends and her focus on the importance of education. She was a member of General Daniel Smith's Rock Castle Chapter of the DAR and she was a member of Pennington United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She was first diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 1996 and was always courageous in her long battle with it while being a strong example for others. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 30th from 2pm until 4 pm and 6 pm until 8pm at Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 11:30 am at Pennington United Methodist Church 2745 Pennington Bend Road, with Dr. John Carpenter and Reverend Ray Newell officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donation to Pennington United Methodist Church , 2745 Pennington Bend Rd Nashville, TN 37214

"To the Family of Mary Frances, My thoughts and prayers are with you. As a Metro Librarian I knew Mary Frances because we got together as a group for many..." Gwen Arnold (Murfreesboro, TN)

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