Frances Balandran Allen


Frances Balandran Allen, 85, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin.

Frances Balandran Allen, 85, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin.

She was born Oct. 4, 1927, to Elias F. and Candida Balandran in Manzanola, Colo.

In 1968, she married Marion LeRoy Allen in Scott City.

Mrs. Allen was resident of Garden City since 1956. Mrs. Allen helped her husband in the family business of hauling hay and trimming trees.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and two sons, Fredrick and Marion Fredrick Allen.

Survivors include two sons, Robert LeRoy Allen of Russellville, Ark., and Thomas E. Allen of Wichita; three daughters, Judith C. Stroud, Gloria R. Rhodig and Christine Allen, all of Garden City; 27 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.

Memorials are suggested to the Frances Allen Memorial Fund, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.

Calling hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home.

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