Frances H. Allen

Obituary Notice

Frances H. Allen, 97, of Little Rock, died Thursday, March 10, 2005 at Baptist Medical Center. She was born in East St. Louis, Illinois on November 1, 1907 to the late Frank and Anna Louise Williams Hackmann.

She graduated from East St. Louis High School and later from Washington University in St. Louis with a BA Degree. She was a member of the Little Rock Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, the Lt. Samuel Cherry Chapter Daughters of the American Colonists, John Eliot Chapter Colonial Dames of XVIIth Century, a lifetime member of the American Association of University Women, the Women's City Club of Little Rock, Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Iota Chapter, as well as other organizations. She was also a member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. During her career as a Social Worker at the Employment Securities Division, she was named Arkansas Woman of the Year in 1966 and Outstanding Alumna at Washington University in 1970.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A. Hall Allen, whom she married on October 13, 1936, her parents, four brothers, two sisters, and step-daughter, Bonnie Allen. She is survived by a brother, John S. Hackmann and wife Agnes; sisters, Alice Hackmann Miniutti, Lois Hackmann Snider and husband Max, Carol Hackmann, and Nora Rowland and husband Norman; and over a hundred nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

A visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2005 at Ruebel Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral officiated by the Very Reverend Henry Hudson. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park.

Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements are by Ruebel Funeral Home,

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  • It has been a pleasure to call Frances, Friend. A woman of Frances' unique talents and keen wit is a rare find. I will treasure my memories of her. My sincere condolences are extended to the family of this remarkable woman.
    Marilyn Sickel
    DAR, Colonial Dames XVII Century
    Tollville, Arkansas


  • Frances was so special to all of us at LifeQuest, formerly Shepherd's Center. Our love and support to her family.
    Jan L. Zelnick
    Executive Director, LifeQuest of Arkansas
    Little Rock, Arkansas


  • To family members and friends of Frances, she was a wonderful loving person that will be remembers for many years to come. Her dedication to LifeQuest of Arkansas doing Book Reviews touched many. She will be missed.
    Jo Ann MCQuade
    LifeQuest of Arkansas
    Little Rock, Arkansas

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