Funeral service for Sharon Kay (Grimes) Allen, age 70, of Nocona, formerly of Ryan, was held at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Ryan Church of Christ in Ryan, Oklahoma. Burial followed at Duncan Municipal Cemetery in Duncan, Oklahoma. Visitation was held from 5:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo. 

Sharon passed from this life Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in Lindsay, TX after her 4th battle with cancer surrounded by her family and friends.

She was born on July 5, 1949 to John B. and Virginia (Puryer) Grimes in Saint Jo, TX. She was married to the love of her life, Donald Gene ‘Don’ Allen, before he passed on April 1, 1998.

Sharon graduated from Cooke County College as an LVN in 1978. She worked at a few local nursing facilities but spent most of her nursing career at Ryan Nursing Home where she developed lifelong friendships and devoted herself to all of her patients and coworkers.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and spent time enjoying music, drawing, and writing poetry for family members.

Sharon is survived by daughters: Michelle Gray and Fiancé Billy Gilmore of Muenster, Shawna and husband Gary Dankesreiter of Lindsay; son: Tony and wife Billie Grewing of Muenster; brother: Curtis Grimes of Grand Saline; sister: Marietta Poage of Ryan, Oklahoma; brother: Tommy and wife Patsy Martindale of Duncan; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Sharon is preceded in death by husband: Don Allen; parents: John and Virginia Grimes; sisters: Betty Green and Virginia Lou Grimes; and brother-in-law: Jerry Poage.