Mary Frances Allen, age 99, of Arkadelphia, passed from this life on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Arkansas Hospice in Hot Springs. She was born on Sept. 16, 1914, in Leonard, Texas, the daughter of the late Robert Francis and Alta Mae Felty. Mary worked for Heards Drug Store and Arkadelphia Country Club and was a foster grandparent at Central and Perritt schools. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Frazier Allen; her son, Barry Allen; two brothers, Otis and Paul Felty; and one sister, Aileen McClardy. Mary is survived by her daughter, Susan Allen of Caddo Valley; her son, Steve Allen of Bismarck; five grandchildren, Liberty Allen of Plano, Texas, Christopher (Aimee) Allen of Bryant, Cole Allen of Stamps, Jamaica Allen of Arkadelphia, and Jinny Allen of Texarkana; four great-grandchildren, Justice, Sara, Makayla and Gracie Allen; and close friends, Wanda Francis, Jimmie Sue Whitson and Romanetha Terry. Private family services will be held. Memorials may be made to the Foster Grandparent Program, C/O Shirley McMillian, OBU, 510 Ouachita, Arkadelphia, AR 71923. Final arrangements are entrusted to The Welch Funeral Home of Arkadelphia. Visit www.welchfh.net to sign the online guestbook.