Linda Kathleen Allen(1947-2013)

Linda Kathleen Allen, age 66, of Columbia, Missouri, passed away at her home in the care of her family on June 7th, 2013. Linda, born February 7, 1947, in Kansas City, Missouri, was the daughter of William and Mary Kathleen (Sheehan) Seffens. On August 24, 1968, she was married to Larry Wayne Allen in Kansas City, Missouri.

Linda earned a bachelor's degree from Central Missouri State University and spent many years working for the Division of Employment Security, first in Sedalia and later in Jefferson City, Missouri. Most recently, she was employed by the Columbia License Office. Linda was a voracious reader and loved nature, fresh air, and animals, especially cats. Her compassion for living creatures served as an example for all who knew her.

Linda is survived by her husband, Larry, of Columbia; two children, Amanda (Travis) Miller and Andrew Allen of Columbia; one brother, Bill Seffens of Las Vegas, NV; and two grandchildren, Vivien and Claudia Miller of Columbia. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12th, 2013, at Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the ASPCA or Best Friends Animal Society. Online condolences may be left at

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Memorial Funeral Home/Columbia
1217 BUSINESS LOOP 70 W Columbia, MO 65202
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Published in on June 10, 2013