Mildred J. Allen, 78, of Richmond, died Friday, July 2, 2020, at North Kansas City Hospital.
Mildred was born on Jan. 8, 1942, in Mayview, to Kenneth N. and Rebecca (Scott) Cole Sr., the fourth child of 13. She was united in marriage to Russell M. Allen Sr. of Richmond on June 19, 1960. To this union, five children were born. The couple later divorced.
Survivors include her children, Russell Melvin (Kim) Allen of Richmond, Mildred Rebecca Allen of Richmond, Verda Renee` Allen of Gladstone, Jameson Nathaniel (Angie) Allen of Macon, Prince Alonzo Allen of Gladstone and special friend, Glendora Allen; 11 grandchildren, Dakota Allen, Johnathan Allen, Kameo Lewis, Antonio Allen, Mark Ingraham Jr., (Anna), Chris Keen, Seth Henson, Stephone Allen (Kelsey), Trea’ Allen, Keanna Allen and Kobe Allen; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Ann Miller and Verda Johnson (Robert); brothers, Harold Cole and William Cole; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Lloyd Cole, Kenneth Cole, Marilyn Kaye, Joan White, Larry Dean, Albert “A.C.” Cole, James Cole and Leroy Cole.
Mildred was a mother first and nanny mostly. She enjoyed cleaning homes for many in the Richmond area. She was a “salad lady” at the Ray County Memorial Hospital for some time, but she really enjoyed being grandma to the local children at the daycare she worked at in Richmond. Her biggest joy was her family, singing and dancing. She embraced being a great-grandmother and loving all her babies unconditionally. Mildred was an active lifetime member of the Ward Chapel AME in Richmond.
The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude and kindness to everyone who has shown love and care during our time of bereavement. We truly appreciate all your prayers and support. We thank you deeply. Melvin, Becky, Renee’, Jameson and Prince.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Alzheimer’s Association. They can be left at or mailed to Thurman Funeral Home, 507 E. Main St.-P.O. Box 190, Richmond, MO 64085.
Visitation and funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond, with visitation beginning at 11 a.m. with services to follow at 12 p.m. Burial will be in Prairie Cemetery near Higginsville. Ceremonies entrusted to Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond.
Please remember to share your memories of Mildred with the family by visiting www.thurmanfuneralhome.com.