Allen, Audrey D. age 88, of St. Louis, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Thursday, August 30, 2007 after a long bout with Alzheimer's. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Horace S. Allen, she is survived by her sons Michael P. Allen (Debbie) and Dennis J. Allen (Cynthia); grandchildren Susan (Douglis) Beck, Kathleen, Michael, Sarah (Craig) Cattau, Timothy, Brian (Renee), Derek and Patrick. Audrey was born in St. Louis in 1918. She was the daughter of Patrick Joseph Driscoll of St. Louis and Elizabeth Goeb of Perryville, MO. She graduated from Visitation Academy in 1936 and from Fontbonne College in 1940 with a degree in Economics. In 1948 she married Horace S. Allen of Chicago Illinois whom she met during World War II. After the war Audrey worked at KSD radio as a program coordinator. In the 1960's she was a teacher at St. Raphael the Archangel school in south St. Louis. In the 1970's through the 1990's she was a guide and supervisor of guides at Missouri Botanical Gardens where she and Horace both volunteered after their retirement. Horace passed in 1995. Audrey loved music, traveling, photography, gardening, and the companionship of family, good friends, and neighbors. She often played the organ at church, school or social gatherings. She and Horace traveled the world and inspired their children to the same. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Audrey's name requested to the Alzheimer's Association or to the Missouri Botanical Garden.Services:Funeral from COLONIAL MORTUARY HOFFMEISTER-KRIEGSHAUSER Funeral Directors, 6464 Chippewa at Watson, Wednesday, September 5, 2007, 9:30 a.m. to Cure of Ars Catholic Church, 670 South Laclede Station Road with Mass celebrated at 10:00 a.m. The interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Visit www.mem.com. Visitation at Colonial Mortuary Tuesday from 4-8 p.m.
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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Sept. 2 to Sept. 5, 2007