Nov. 18, 1926 -

July 14, 2007

Martha Jean Allen, 80, resident of Waxahachie, passed away peacefully at her home Saturday, July 14, 2007. She was born Martha Jean Milam Nov. 18, 1926, in Vernon, Texas, but grew up in the then thriving community of Reagor Springs, Texas.

On Dec. 24, 1945, she married Herschel Doolen Allen.

Martha was known in Waxahachie as “the Avon Lady” throughout her 40 years in AVON sales. She was a member of the College Street Church of Christ and the Rebekahs of Waxahachie.

She is survived by three sons, Mickey D. Allen and his wife Sheri of Midlothian, Charles G. Allen and his wife Brenda of Red Oak and Herschel Dwayne Allen and his wife Elda of Waxahachie; five grandsons, Chris, Bradley and his wife Ashley, Ryan, Kirby, and Keaton; one great-granddaughter, Hallie; two brothers, Robert Milam of Dalhart and Glen Milam of DeSoto; one sister, Mary Hartsfield of Reagor Springs.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Herschel Doolen Allen; her parents, Meddie and Carrie Milam; brothers, MT, Clyde and Melvin; one sister, Elizabeth; two granddaughters, Carrie and Avery Allen.

Family received friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 16, at the Wayne Boze Funeral Home.

Celebration of life was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at the Pat Boze Memorial Chapel at the funeral home with Walter Buchanan officiating.

Interment followed at Hillcrest Burial Park, Waxahachie.

Pallbearers were Doug Hurn, Christopher Allen, Bradley Allen, Ryan Allen, Kirby Allen and Nathan Forti.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home.