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Barbara Drell Allen
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In memory of
Barbara Drell Allen
Barbara Drell Allen, age 83 of Alexandria, Louisiana, passed away January 1, 2020 at Lexington House Care Facility in Alexandria. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 20, 1936 to parents Theodore Louis Drell and Annie Dee Drell (née Flynn), both deceased. She was a graduate of Alcee Fortier High School in New Orleans and attended the University of Lafayette. On December 15th, 1957, she was married to Austin A. Allen of Mississippi and was predeceased by him in 1981. She is survived by brothers Theodore Louis Drell III, Judge Dee Dodson Drell, children Michael Austin Allen, Melissa Allen Robinett and Andrew Bradley Allen as well as grandchildren. Barbara was an avid quilter and participated in quilting events at Kent House in Alexandria. She also had a great love of singing and music and was a member of the Sweet Adelines International Barbershop Harmony group in New Orleans for many years. Creative writing was also a talent of hers which she put to good use when she was the primary ad writer for a real estate broker in New Orleans and also tried her hand at writing children's books. During her time at Lexington House, and before, she much appreciated the visitations, love and caring from friends and members of Grace Presbyterian Church in Alexandria. In her memory there will be a gathering open to friends and family at Southern Creations on Main Street in Pineville, on February 8, 2020 beginning at 11:30 am. Those who come are invited to bring a good story or two about Barbara.
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Alexandria, LA 71301
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In memory of
Barbara Drell Allen
Barbara Drell Allen, age 83 of Alexandria, Louisiana, passed away January 1, 2020 at Lexington House Care Facility in Alexandria. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 20, 1936 to parents Theodore Louis Drell and Annie Dee Drell (née Flynn), both deceased. She was a graduate of Alcee Fortier High School in New Orleans and attended the University of Lafayette. On December 15th, 1957, she was married to Austin A. Allen of Mississippi and was predeceased by him in 1981. She is survived by brothers Theodore Louis Drell III, Judge Dee Dodson Drell, children Michael Austin Allen, Melissa Allen Robinett and Andrew Bradley Allen as well as grandchildren. Barbara was an avid quilter and participated in quilting events at Kent House in Alexandria. She also had a great love of singing and music and was a member of the Sweet Adelines International Barbershop Harmony group in New Orleans for many years. Creative writing was also a talent of hers which she put to good use when she was the primary ad writer for a real estate broker in New Orleans and also tried her hand at writing children's books. During her time at Lexington House, and before, she much appreciated the visitations, love and caring from friends and members of Grace Presbyterian Church in Alexandria. In her memory there will be a gathering open to friends and family at Southern Creations on Main Street in Pineville, on February 8, 2020 beginning at 11:30 am. Those who come are invited to bring a good story or two about Barbara.
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Magnolia Funeral Home
1604 Magnolia St
Alexandria, LA 71301
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