Joan Allender

Thursday, January 31, 2002

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Joan Allender, 60, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 9, 1941, at Parma, Mo., daughter of Thomas J. and Opal Smith Hamlin.

Allender was a waitress at Kwan Yin Restaurant and at the restaurant on the Robert E. Lee in St. Louis.

She moved to Sikeston in 1984 and had worked at Vanduser Gin Co. and was a waitress several years at Sikeston Country Club. She was a member of Vanduser Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Scott Allender of Sikeston; two daughters, Laura Nagy of St. Louis, Angel Hutchinson of Bradenton, Fla.; her mother, Opal Maack of Sikeston; two sisters, Wanda Hamlin and Fay Hart of Sikeston; three grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and a great-stepgranddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her father and a brother.

Friends may call at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the chapel, with the Rev. Glenn Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery at Morley, Mo.