Archive for Wednesday, January 7, 2004

Obituary: Lora Fernanda “Nancy” Allan


January 7, 2004

Services for Lora Fernanda "Nancy" Allan, 89, Valley Falls, were Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, at Valley Falls United Methodist Church with burial in the Valley Falls Cemetery.

Mrs. Allan died Dec. 30, 2003, at Village Villa Care Facility, Nortonville. She was born Feb. 20, 1914, in Valley Falls, the daughter of John R. and Lora Crowe Triggs.

She graduated from Valley Falls High School in 1933 and attended Clark's School of Business in Topeka.

Mrs. Allan married Greever P. Allan on Sept. 4, 1937, in Olathe. During their 66-year marriage, the couple resided in Tonganoxie, Waterloo, Iowa, Washington, D.C., Arlington, Va., and Alexandria, Va.

A homemaker, Mrs. Allan also worked for the Kansas Highway Commission and Patrol and the American and United Telephone Companies.

While in Tonganoxie, Mrs. Allan managed the city swimming pool, served on the city library board and was active in the Red Cross, the Congregational Church Ladies Aide and a local bridge club.

In Waterloo, she was a member of the Waterloo Women's Federated Club and, again, a local bridge club.

While living in Washington, D.C., she was a founding member of a Fairlington (Va.) Federated Women's Club, served as a Red Cross Gray Lady at the Fort Belvoir Army Hospital and did patterning for disabled children.

After retiring in Valley Falls in 1969, Mrs. Allan's interests had been in the United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and their Clothes Closet, the Ramblers Federated Club, two bridge clubs and the Valley Falls Historical Society and Museum.

She was a Paul Harris Fellow of the Valley Falls Rotary Club.

Mrs. Allan enjoyed accompanying Mr. Allan to numerous International Postal Union congresses across the world. She had many international friends.

Survivors include her husband, Greever, of the home; a brother, Irwin Triggs, Lawrence; a nephew, Everett Joe Triggs, Kansas City, Mo.; three nieces, Betty Cadwalder Bryant, Valley Falls and LaVonnie Triggs Dolman and Nancy Triggs Moore, both of Holden, Mo. She also had many great- and great-great-nephews and nieces.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls is in charge of arrangements.

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