RYAN, Okla. — Funeral service for Sharon Kay (Grimes) Allen, age 70, of Nocona, formerly of Ryan, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019, at Ryan Church of Christ in Ryan, Okla. Burial to follow at Duncan Municipal Cemetery in Duncan, Oklahoma.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, at Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo.
Mrs. Allen passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Lindsay surrounded by family and friends after her fourth battle with cancer.
Sharon was born on July 5, 1949, to John B. and Virginia (Puryer) Grimes in Saint Jo. She married the love of her life, Donald Gene “Don” Allen. He passed on April 1, 1998.
Sharon graduated from Cooke County College as an LVN in 1978. She worked at a few local nursing facilities but spent most of her nursing career at Ryan Nurshing Home where she developed lifelong friendships and devoted herself to all of her patients and co-workers.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and spent time enjoyinhg music, drawing and writing poetry for family members.
Sharon is survived by daughters: Michelle Gray and fiancé Billy Gilmore of Muenster, Shawna and husband Gary Dankenschneider of Lindsay; son: Tonny and wife Billie Grewing of Muenster; brother: Curtis Grimes of Grand Saline; sister: Marietta Poage of Ryan, Okla.; brother: Tommy and wife Patsy Martindale of Duncan, Okla.; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Sharon is preceded in death by: her husband, Don Allen; her parents, John and Virginia Grimes; her sisters: Betty Green and Virginia Lou Grimes; and a brother-in-law, Jerry Poage.