ALLEN, Isabelle F., 96 of Tampa, Florida formerly of Kansas City, Mo. passed away May, 5, 2012. She was born on a farm near Walker, Kansas the daughter of Henry and Catherine Robben. She moved to Kansas City, Mo where she met and married Lynn Allen in 1939. She and Lynn owned Allen's Restaurant for 40 years. She also owned and operated a beauty salon for 38 yrs. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Irene and Alvin Dortland of Kansas; and sister-in-law Evelyn Griffey of Iowa. She has one daughter, Jody married to Bruce Bruce of Tampa, FL; a granddaughter, Amy Kieper who has three sons Michael, Mark, and Matthew; and a grandson Andrew with wife Lisa and two children Tyler and Alexis. She has many nieces and nephews in Cal., Co, Ks, Ne, Ia, Ill, Al, and Tx. She moved to Tampa, Fl in 1991 to be closer to her daughter. She was a supporter of The Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind and was an active member of the Blind Association of Tampa, Fl. A funeral mass will be celebrated on June 7, 2012 4:30 at the Chapel in Rocky Creek Village by Fr. Rock. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Life Path Hospice, Development Dept. 12973 N. Telecom Pkwy. Suite 100 Temple Terrace, Fl. 33637. A grave side service will follow later in White Chapel Cemetery in Gladstone, Mo.
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Published in TBO.com on May 20, 2012