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Nancy Allen

January 5, 1936 — January 3, 2018

Born in Madison, WI on January 5, 1936 Departed on January 3, 2018 and resided in Nashville, TN Visitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation CenterFriday January 5, 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pmSaturday January 6, 2018 10:00am to 11:00amService: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation CenterSaturday January 6, 2018 11:00am
Nancy Clark Allen

Born in Madison, WI on January 5, 1936

Departed on January 3, 2018 and resided in Nashville, TN

Visitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Friday January 5, 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pmSaturday January 6, 2018 10:00am to 11:00amService: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am

Nancy Ann Clark was born on January 5, 1936 in Madison, Wisconsin. She was the first child to Jack and Wilma Clark and the first granddaughter in the Clark family. She later became a beloved older sister to two brothers. She was a graduate of Heidelberg High School in Germany where she lived with her family while her father served in the U.S. Military. It was in Germany where she met Harold Allen, a young U.S. Serviceman who would later become her husband and soulmate. Nancy returned to the states for college and graduated from Southern Illinois University earning degrees in Mathematics, Economics and History. She married Harold W. Allen on August 4, 1957. To this union two sons were born, David Wayne and Stephen Clark.

Nancy was a devoted wife, mother and teacher. When Harold answered the call to ministry Nancy partnered with him serving as a Sunday school teacher, V.B.S Director, and member of the choir as well as a caring friend and gracious hostess to each congregation.

Nancy's children and grandchildren knew her as "Joie De Vivre" (joy of living). Her laughter, storytelling and game playing surrounded their lives and she took great pride in all their accomplishments.

She was a high school teacher for 10 years at Gallatin Senior High School and a willing tutor to students wherever she lived. She had the ability to make math seem easy and fun. Nancy is remembered for her love of Europe and the desire to travel. Throughout the years she guided many students and adults on exciting adventures overseas. In addition to her love of travel, she was a huge fan of musicals. The Sound of Music was her all time favorite as it encapsulated music, family, love and Europe in one production.

On January 3rd, Nancy peacefully passed away at Alive Hospice in Nashville, TN. Nancy had a deep and abiding faith. We take great comfort in knowing that her Savior and Heavenly Father welcomed her Home as she celebrates "Life Eternal". She is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband of 61 years, Harold, son David (Nancy), son Stephen (Tonya), grandchildren Victoria, Clark, Carol, David Jr. and Marshall. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Wilma Clark.

Visitation will be held at Alexander Funeral Home (584 Nashville Pike) on Friday evening from
6 pm until 8 pm, and on Saturday morning from 10 am until 11 am. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday at 11:00 am with Dr. Larry Gilmore officiating.

30 Comments Mike Woods January 4, 2018 at 2:39 am - Reply

My sympathy to Steve and the entire Allen family for their loss.

paul Thompson January 4, 2018 at 3:59 am - Reply

Prayers are being said sorry for the loss

Mary Clark January 4, 2018 at 4:20 am - Reply

My love and prayers for all of you. Nancy lived as a true sparkler of love, joy and fun.
It was always a delight to be with her. Truly, a life lived with joy and Grace!

Skeegee Jack jr January 4, 2018 at 6:11 am - Reply

Our Thoughts and prayers are with Harold, David and Steve and their families. I know we will all greatly miss an exceptionally wonderful Wife, Mother, Sister and Friend. May God be with Nancy and you all in this time of deep sorrow. She may be gone but will ‘never’ be forgotten. Much Love, Skeeg/Jack Jr and Edna

Sue Clark Kubley January 4, 2018 at 6:17 am - Reply

So sorry to hear of the passing of my beautiful cousin Nancy. Mary Clark says it best, “Nancy lived as a true sparkler of love, joy and fun”. That’s exactly how I remember Nancy and always will.

Shirley Fairley January 4, 2018 at 3:09 pm - Reply

Harold and family, we send much love to all of you. We were very blessed to have Nancy serve with us at First Baptist Peachtree City, GA for many years. Pray God’s comfort for you. Love, Lynn and Shirley Fairley

Cass Holly January 4, 2018 at 4:08 pm - Reply

Thinking of all of you at this time. Nancy was so kind to me when I was a teenager and I have such happy memories of those years in the Allen home. I still think of us on the floor of the den watching The Sound of Music while Nancy was ironing. Such lovely memories……..God Bless your family !

Glenna and Roger Bushman January 4, 2018 at 4:52 pm - Reply

Nancy was born when I was six and I remember loving her even then. The paridies she wrote were so creative and fun.
She always sent me such sweet loving birthday cards.Love to Harold, David and Steve and Grandchildren. Glenna and Roger Bushman

Phyllis Ritchie January 4, 2018 at 5:39 pm - Reply

Nancy was always special, being the first grandchild — but she never seemed to to let it spoil her! We managed to stay close even though we were far apart. She guided us on a fine trip to the Holy Land. We enjoyed spending time with Harold & Nancy in Florida for many years. I will miss her and send my love to Harold and the rest of her family.
Love, Aunt Phyllis

Billy January 4, 2018 at 7:37 pm - Reply

My deepest sympathy to the Allen family. David and Steven your mom was a jewel..

Rich and Judy Michael January 4, 2018 at 7:53 pm - Reply

Brother Allen and family we are sad for Nancy’s passing but delighted that she is whole again. She will be missed by all who knew her. Nancy did light up a room.
Much Love, Judy and Rich

Ruth Wright January 4, 2018 at 11:29 pm - Reply

Our deepest sympathy to Bro. Allen, David, Stephen and all the Family. Nancy was a wonderful person with much kindness and love. She was very special to us at FBC Gallatin and remained special til the day the Family moved. She will always be remembered as a dear friend. We know now she is at peace with no more pain or suffering. May the Lord Bless each you and give you much strength and courage at this time. Love, Ruth, Jay and Tracy Wright

Debra Loonstra Thompson January 5, 2018 at 1:29 am - Reply

Nancy was close to my mother, Marge Loonstra, and will be deeply missed by her. I remember Nancy and Harold and their children coming over to our farm when I was a child. My deepest condolences on your loss.

Judy Artrip January 5, 2018 at 3:38 pm - Reply

With my sincere sympathy to the Allen family. Judy

Dorothy Jones January 5, 2018 at 6:10 pm - Reply

Deepest sympathy to all of the family. David and Nancy I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mother. I shall keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Its a hard journey. In sympathy Dorothy Jones

MICHAEL BELOTE January 5, 2018 at 7:50 pm - Reply

Know that you are in our Thoughts and Prayers! I recently have back surgery so I may not be able to attend the services but know that we are praying for the Holy Spirit to lift you up with strength and courage!

Glenna and Roger Bushman January 5, 2018 at 8:36 pm - Reply

Is there anything special to contribute to in her name?

Mary Lynn Coley January 5, 2018 at 8:38 pm - Reply

My fond memories of Nancy will never fade. It makes me smile when I think of her always having a tissue or handkerchief in her pocket. She loved her students and expected their best. Nothing more nothing less. Her happiness was engaging. My sincerest sympathy. Sorry I cannot be with you in person.

Delores Allbert January 5, 2018 at 8:56 pm - Reply

Dr. Allen, we are sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. You have been such an important part of our family for many years. You took such good care of our mother, Bettie Bass. We love you and you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God all with peace and love.

Jim and Kay Carroll January 5, 2018 at 10:59 pm - Reply

Much love to Harold and entire family and MANY fond memories of the lovely/fun Nancy. She stopped our daughters dread of math by turning her tutoring sessions into something fun, not just hard work and she gave her extreme love of travel to our oldest son. He says that the trip to 7 countries in 20 days on the tour with Nancy changed his life forever in the most wonderful way. He especially loves Europe but has used his love of travel and exploration for many years while going all over the world in a very successful career. We all especially loved her laughter and will miss Nancy greatly but look forward to seeing her again at the end of our earthly days. Many prayers come with our love and memories.

Lynn Patton January 6, 2018 at 12:42 am - Reply

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Marie Adcock Roberts January 6, 2018 at 3:21 am - Reply

Steve: So sad to hear of the loss of your mother! My prayers are with you and your Marie Adcock Roberts

Mary Womack January 6, 2018 at 3:41 am - Reply

Bro. Harold, David, Stephen and the rest of the family, my memory of Nancy is that sweet, radiant smile that was always on her face. What a gentle spirit she was! I remember your whole family with such love. I am out-of-town this week or I would be present for visitation and the funeral. My prayers are with your family and you will be in my continuing thoughts. Love & Blessings, Mary Womack

Nelson Richardson January 6, 2018 at 4:12 pm - Reply

So sorry for yalls loss she was one of my favorite teachers and all around wonderful lady.

Tina Heath January 6, 2018 at 4:16 pm - Reply

Steve, I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will pray for peace and comfort for you during this sad time. Love you. Tina Heath

Norman and Ruth Gardner January 6, 2018 at 10:41 pm - Reply

Brother Allen, David, Stephen and families our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of Nancy, a precious lady with a kind heart and wonderful smile.
I, Ruth, can close my eyes and hear her laugh. God needed her to wear that halo and brighten the corner. What a privilege it was to be staff members at FBC, Gallatin. Norman and Ruth Gardner, Naples, FL.

Mar Alice Comstock January 7, 2018 at 9:45 pm - Reply

I am sorry for your loss. God be with you and bless you. In Jesus Name.

David Richardson January 9, 2018 at 12:48 am - Reply

Brother Allen, Dave, Steve, and families, my deepest condolences to you all. I loved Mrs. Allen as I love all of you.

Jamison Bronw January 11, 2018 at 11:28 pm - Reply

I am constantly browsing online for posts that can facilitate me. Thx!

Rita Jones February 1, 2018 at 6:13 am - Reply

Harold, David, Steven and all,

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a true inspiration to so many in various ways. I don’t ever remember any one of our parents with her great and genuine vivaciousness. Everyone knew of her great love and admiration of her family and of yours for her. To know Nancy was to love her. You couldn’t help but enjoy being around her. I know she will be greatly missed. Praise the Lord we know we will be reunited someday with our departed loved ones! God Bless and keep you all. She indeed was a one of a kind lady and we all loved her!

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