Donna Carlene Allen, 71, of Madill, Okla., passed away Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 at the Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas. She was born Jan. 31, 1937 in Henryetta, Okla. to Pasquale Cuccaro and Fannie Mae Janette Morgan Cuccaro. Donna was raised in Muskogee, Okla. and in 1972 she moved to Madill and the Marshall county area where she lived her entire life. She married John Allen on Jan. 14, 1956 in Henryetta, Okla. He preceded her in death on Sept. 21, 1996.
Donna was a member of the Marshall County Health Dept. Board for over 15 years and also served as President for several years. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Madill where she helped with Logo’s Children Ministries. Donna helped with the lake ministries at Cumberland, Soldier Creek and Buncombe Creek where she led services.
She is survived by her mother, Jannette Cuccaro, Madill, Okla.; sons, David K. Allen and wife Christina, Sulphur, Okla., Thomas Allen and wife Cheryl, Norman, Okla., Paul Allen and wife Theresa, Madill, Okla.; daughter, Janice Carter and husband Mike, Kingston, Okla.; grandchildren, Shasta Carter, Norman, Okla., Meagan Carter, Durant, Okla., Sean Allen, Sulphur, Okla.; brothers, Patrick Cuccaro, Atlanta, Ga. and Chuck Anderson, Idaho; and cousin, Deloris Rueb, Poteau, Okla.
Donna was preceded in death by father, husband and brother.
Funeral services will be today, Dec. 30, 2008, at 10 a.m. at the Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill, Okla. Janice Meece will officiate the services. Interment will be at the Woodberry-Forest Cemetery, Madill, Okla. Services under the direction
of Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Okla. Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.
Casket bearers will be Bruce Day, Sean Allen, Mike Carter, Travis Blacketer, Jim Bob Laird and Tony Chaney.