FAITH ESTHER ALLEN

 FAITH ESTHER ALLEN
 Faith Esther Allen was born on Oct. 1, 2013, and went on to be with our Lord and Savior. Faith left behind her wonderful parents, Andrew and Josie (Henry) Allen. Faith is survived by her grandparents, Ed and Patty Allen, Darwin and Nadine Henry and Mary Lynn Henry. Faith also is survived by her aunts and uncles, Tammy and Troy McNeil, Tyler and Stacey Allen, Ryan and Melody Allen, Ron and Regina Henry and Marc Henry; her cousins, Tyler Henry, Jaden McNeil, Ashton Allen, Jessica Henry, Shaylee McNeil, Brynna Allen and Ryder Allen. Faith was preceded in death by her aunt, Jessye´ Lizabeth Allen.
 Funeral services will be held at The Baptist Church, Concordia, on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. with Pastor David Fabarez officiating. Burial will be on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Price Cemetery, Lebanon. Visitation will be from 12-8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, with family greeting friends from 7-8 p.m., at the funeral home.
 In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials to the Faith Esther Allen Memorial Fund to be designated later by the family in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit www.chaputbuoy.com.

OBITUARIES

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