Ruthene Allen was born on August 8, 1933 in West Plains, Mo and passed away Sunday, June 25, 2023 in her home at Primrose Retirement Community in Jefferson City.
Ruthene was the fourth of nine children born to Curt and Jessie Mitchell, one brother and seven sisters.
Ruthene married Ray Allen in 1970 and was blessed with forty five years of marriage until his death in June of 2015.
Ruth and Ray loved to travel and made many trips including 8 cruises, one of which was to Hawaii, her dream vacation. They also loved to camp and spent many weeks camped on the Jacks Fork river. Ruthene loved dogs and especially “Buddy”, he was their baby. Ruthene’s last “job” was babysitting Macey Mudge from birth. She was like a granddaughter to them both.
Ruthene is survived by her children; Carolyn (Mark) Thompson of Nixa, Michael Breckle (Sherry Wells) of Jefferson City, grandchildren; Christopher (Melinda) Johnmeyer, Kelly Rust, Josh (Jennifer) Johnmeyer, Nicole (Jason) Azdell, Adrian (Will) Harris, great grandchildren; Alexander, Dylan (Faith), Harmony and Christian Rust, Cash and Cruz Johnmeyer, Samantha and Tucker Mullins, Megan and Rory Azdell, sisters; Esther Kaut, Mary Henry and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Allen, her parents, one brother, five sisters and a daughter-in-law.
Friends are invited to visit with the family and share memories of Ruthene from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 29, 2023 at Trimble Funeral Homes, 3210 N. Ten Mile Dr., Jefferson City. Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 5, 2023 at Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mountain View. trimblefunerals.com
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the church or charity of your choice.