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Sharon L. (Little) Allen

March 3, 1941 ~ February 28, 2019 (age 77)

Sharon Lucile Little Allen of rural Trenton passed away at 1:00 P.M., February 28, 2019 at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Resthaven Mortuary, Trenton. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery north of Osgood, Mo.

Family visitation will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the mortuary.

Sharon was born March 3, 1941 in North Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Elmo Byron Sr. and Kathleen Lucile Wooderson Little. 

Following her father’s time in the Army, the family moved to Jamesport, Missouri where she began school at Red School north of town. In 1953 the family moved to Laredo, Missouri where she completed high school. She received an Associate in Arts degree from North Central Missouri College, then pursued a degree in business from Truman State Univerity in Kirksville, Missouri. 

She was united in marriage to Bob Allen and became the mother of Richard Byron and Charles Mark Allen. 

Following her years as a stay at home mom, she worked in various businesses in Trenton before becoming employed by Grundy Electric Cooperative in 1977 as a cashier. She retired in 2008 as Accountant and Medical & Insurance Specialist. In 2006 she received an award recognizing her outstanding service from the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives. 

Sharon had a heart for people and cared deeply about her work, family, & friends, gaining great joy in helping them as well as anyone who crossed her path. Through the years she had served as a 4H leader, Sunday School teacher, foster mother. She also volunteered at the Women’s Shelter, and until her death, at Wright Memorial Hospital. She was a member of First Christian Church of Trenton, P.E.O. Sisterhood, and the Rural Electric Cooperatives Accountant Association. 

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, brother Byron, and son Richard. She is survived by her son Mark, daughter-in-law Cindy, granddaughter Whitney (Jonathan) Bingham & great-grandson Grayson, sister Donita Little, nieces, nephews, numerous cousins, and a host of friends. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Union Grove Cemetery in care of the mortuary.

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