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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 3:00 pm


Paula Gail (Freeman) Allen was born on March 28, 1946 to Chester and Helen (Lacey) Freeman in Brushyknob, Mo and departed this life on May 13, 2017 at 71 years, 1 month and 15 days of age, at her home in Hartville, MO after a long illness.

Paula married Hartsell Manning, Jr. in 1963 and two children were born to this union, Earl Linn and Treva Dawn.

In 1977 Paula married Robert Allen and they had two sons, Gary Nels and Jerry Gale.

Paula worked at Tobin Hamilton Shoe Factory in Mansfield for 17 years.  She loved to work in her flower beds, playing Scrabble and Yahtzee, going fishing and spending time with her grandchildren.

Paula was preceded in death by both her parents, two brothers, Lonnie and Kevin, her husband, Robert, daughter, Treva and son Earl, as well as two grandsons, Mark Hinkle and Nathanial Allen.

Paula is survived by her sons, Gary Allen and Tiffany Zimmerman and Jerry Allen of Hartville, a daughter-in-law Cindy Manning of Seymour, as well as four grandchildren, Shantrail, Dradin, Jacklyn, and Davion and three step-grandsons Tim, Kevin and Ethan Wyrick, several step-great grandchildren,  seven brothers and seven sisters, Nick and  Dorothy Freeman of Wonderlake, Il, Carla Freeman of Savannah, TN, Wes and Karen Freeman of McKinney, TX, Paul and Glenna Freeman of Oldfield, Mo, Doug and Judy Freeman of Porum, OK, Valerie Long of Mansfield, MO, Charlene and Scott Foster of Olive Hill, TN, Tomma Seitzinger of Broomfield, CO, Sam and Joan Freeman of Ellinwood, KS, Merry Lou and Dan DeBonis of Lucerne, CA, Kent Freeman of Mansfield, MO, Mark Freeman of Oldfield, MO, Robyn and Aaron Jarrett and Stephanie and Brian Connell all of Norwood, MO, as well as a host of other family and friends.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to be made to Holman Howe for burial expenses.   HHFH, P.O. Box 236, Hartville, Mo.  65667

Services were May 19, 2017, 2:00 p.m. in Oak Grove Cemetery, Norwood, Missouri with Rev. Joe Wright officiating.

Escorts were Joseph Long, Jeffrey Long, Justin Long, Floyd Jarrett, David Freeman, Danika Noble.

Services were under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Hartville, Missouri.

Online condolences may be left at holmanhowehart

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