Jennie Marie Allen

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Jennie Marie Allen, age 81, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at the Fort Scott Mercy Hospital. She was born Feb. 8, 1934, in Lamar, Colo., the daughter of Paul Hernandez and Angela Trujilla Hernandez. Jennie had been employed by Community Care Connection as a CNA for several years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and sewing as well as dancing. She was a loving caregiver who was devoted to her family.

Survivors include four grandchildren, James Allen, Jennifer Hyer, Michael Allen and Devon Allen, all of Fort Scott; four great-grandchildren, Chase, Jasmine, Ariel and Gabe; a son-in-law, Tim Atkisson, of Fulton, Kan.; a great-niece, Shelby Cameron, of Fort Scott and great-great nephews, Layton and Ryker. Also surviving are a brother, Rudy Demas and three sisters, Ruby Tobias, Priscilla Sanchez and Rosie Demas. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Allen, a daughter, Elberta "Abbie" Atkisson; her parents; two brothers, Allen and Chon Cameron and two sisters, Cruza Lopez and Angela Demas.

Rev. Jared Witt will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31 at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. Services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at