Karen Lee Allen

February 20, 1947October 1, 2017

Karen Lee Allen passed away peacefully at her home on October 1, 2017, after a year-long battle with cancer. She was born February 20, 1946 in Nebraska. Karen graduated from John Marshall High School in 1965 and Baylor College of Dentistry in 1969. She worked as a Dental Hygienist for over 40 years. Karen was a proud mother to two daughters, Michelle and Kourtney. While Michelle was still in school, Karen was very active with the Special Olympics program and children with special needs. Karen loved to spend her time golfing and at her lake house at Lake Eufaula. Her inner artist showed through in her love of decorating and landscaping. Karen is survived by her two daughters, Michelle Determan, and Kourtney Ecker, son-in-law Bobby Ecker and granddaughters Kennedy Maness and Cat Ecker, brother Mike Allen and his wife Pia and their two children Britt Allen Reece and Kyle Allen as well as niece and nephew James Thomas Allen and Stacie Allen. She is also survived by close friends Kandy Thompson, Julie Carr, Janice Craig, Barbara Lasater, Terri Tacca, Tony Determan and Sherrie McCurdy. Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Neil Allen and Isla Mae Allen and brothers Tom and Jay Allen A Celebration of Life will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations please be made to the Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled, 8421 N. Walker Avenue, Oklahoma City, 73114


  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, October 5, 2017


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Gina Reinke

February 24, 2018

A terrible loss for all who knew and loved her.

Jeanne Bagwell

October 4, 2017

Good bye Karen
You were amazing.
See you later

Davette Ravencraft

October 3, 2017

Kourtney and family,
Praying for you during this time of loss. You were a good daughter. I know you have so many wonderful memories . Your Mom was always so involved with her precious family. She left a wonderful legacy.

Sally Holmes

October 3, 2017

My prayers and thoughts are with the family and friends of Karen. I knew her in high school and she was pretty and full of life with a beautiful smile. She will be missed by many.

Betty Chrisman

October 3, 2017

Karen was a beautiful soul and a wonderful friend who will always hold a special place in my heart...She will be missed by all...Sending Hugs & Prayers to her family!

Amy Duncan-Beaulieu

October 3, 2017

Thank you Karen, for your life changing guidance, especially the last 4 years. Your encouragement and support changed my life and has played such a huge role in how I raise a child with Down Syndrome. You were and always be a pioneer to families blessed to raise a child with Down Syndrome. Thank you for fighting, encouraging, changing and teaching us all how our children are full of life and have so much to give to this world.
I can only hope to one day to live up to the beautiful example you set. Thank you for being a best friend to my mother. May you fly with the angels and rest knowing you changed lives for the better. Much love, always.
Amy Duncan-Beaulieu

Cris Bell-Funkhouser

October 3, 2017

I went to school with Karen and her smile and personality would light the world around her every where she was. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Jerry Morrison

October 3, 2017

Went to John Marshall with Karen. Her gorgeous smile never left her face... always a beautiful person, inside and out... and she never aged... she will be greatly missed by all.

Karen Potts

October 3, 2017

I'm so sorry about your mother. She will be missed.

October 3, 2017

Sincere condolences. I pray that the love and support from family and friends carry all of you through this hour of pain and grief. (Prov. 18:24b) Respectfully, Ali