ALLEN, Jeanette 86, of Tampa passed from the cares of this world on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. Jeanette was a feisty woman who worked tirelessly in caring for her family, in supporting her neighborhood of 50 years and for the community of handicapped children. She was one of the founders of the Lake Egypt Estates Neighborhood Association and of the Super Stars Bowling League for special needs individuals. She was preceded in death by her husband, James P. Allen and her daughter, Beverly Gail Allen. She is survived by her daughters, Bobbie and Jeannie Allen; her son, James Barton: grandchildren, Jennifer Kircher Bumgamer, Kelly Kircher, Jessica Allen Warren, James D. Allen, Richard Michael Allen; 6 great-grandchildren, & countless "yard Kids" who grew up in her neighborhood and spent time in and around her home. She will be remembered fondly by all. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life and legacy on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 from 1 to 3 pm at Gonzalez Funeral Home, 7209 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33614. Following the visitation, she will join other members of her family in rest at Hillsboro Me- morial Gardens in Brandon.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Oct. 5, 2012