June Gwendolyn Allen

Staff Writer
Herald Democrat
Herald Democrat

June Gwendolyn Allen left this life and joined her Savior at her home in Bokchito on June 21, 2020 at the age of 72. She was born in Bokchito to Willie Lee Payne and Hazel (Phillips) Payne on June 8, 1948. June married her beloved Royce Allen on June 16, 1967 in Sherman, Texas.

June worked at the First State Bank in Bokchito for Mr. Franks for many years. She loved putting together great meals for those she loved and keeping her hands busy with sewing projects. June gladly dedicated her life to caring for her home and family.

Mrs. Allen is survived by her husband, Royce, of the home; sons Kevin Allen of Bokchito, and Craig Allen, also of Bokchito; grandson, Tra Allen of Bokchito; granddaughter Madison Allen of Bokchito; great-granddaughter Aria Allen of Bokchito; daughters-in-law Lydia Jaberi of Bokchito, and Jennifer McDonald of Bokchito; and sister Shirley Cox of McKinney, Texas.

Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Hazel Payne, and two brothers.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on June 25, 2020 at the Bokchito Cemetery with Pastor Greg Thralls officiating. Her cherished family will serve as her pallbearers.

Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home in Durant; www.holmescoffeymurray.com.