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Mary Ann Allen, 86 of Strafford, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, MO.

She was a homemaker, who loved her life and being with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball team and working with flowers.

She is survived by her four children; Sally Reed and her husband, Jeff, Susie Brown and her husband, Ron, and Janet Clements and her husband, Tim, her son; Jason Allen and his wife, Morgan, her daughter-in-law; Carla Allen, her sister and best friend; Donna Campbell, her brother Charles Black and his wife, Diane, 17 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and her long-time friend and companion; Clarence Hill.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Bass Chapel Baptist Church, on Highway 125, between Fair Grove, MO. and Strafford, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bass Chapel Baptist Church.

Funeral arrangements are being made by Greenlawn Funeral Home.