RINGLING — Funeral services for Jewel Elizabeth Allen, 91, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the First Baptist Church of Ringling with the Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Interment will follow to Ringling Memorial Cemetery. Services are under the direction and care of Alexander Funeral Home in Ringling.
Jewel was born May 10, 1925, at Ringling to the late Lester and Anna Elizabeth (Alexander) Roberts. She departed from this life on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Owasso.
Jewel lived in Ringling the biggest part of her life. She married Clifton Cartez Allen in Ringling on Feb. 6, 1943. They were blessed with two sons, Cartez Clifton Allen Jr. and Donald Gene Allen. Jewel always enjoyed helping her husband whether he was fishing, hauling cattle or milking goats. Jewel and Papa’s home was where everyone wanted to be on special holidays and where fun was had by all. She drove a school bus for Ringling Public Schools for many years and loved the kids dearly. In 2012, Jewel moved to Owasso to Evergreen Care Center because of her health. She loved it there and the care center became her home for five years. Jewel was selected Ms. Evergreen Care Center and was in the Ms. Senior Oklahoma Pageant. She was always involved in all the programs there and found lots of friends and caretakers who she loved and who loved her.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Clifton Cartez Allen on Sept. 13, 2011; son, Cartez Clifton “Butch” Allen Jr. on Aug. 15, 2010; brothers, Lester “Slim”, Buck, Clarence, Jack and W.B. “Dub” Roberts; sisters, Florene Abshire, Billie Jean Caldwell and Geraldine Liggett; half brother, Roy Reid; great-grandson, Tyler Dean Keeley; great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Rappe’; and a great-great-nephew, Justin Duncan.
Jewel is survived by her son, Donald “Donnie” Gene Allen and his wife, Kay Netta of Collinsville; seven grandchildren, Chad, Shelley, Shane, Donelle, Mary Beth, Mark and Theresa; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a special niece, Barbara Melton; and a host of other family and friends.
Casket bearers are Chad Allen, Shane Allen, Mark Allen, Jerry Rappe’, Ralph Duncan and Alan Wallace. Honorary bearers are Audie Roberts, Virgil Davis, Boyd Melton and Kenny Zachary.
A family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. this evening at Alexander Funeral Home in Ringling.
Online condolences may be made at  www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.