Vicki Bess Allen, 60, resident of Rolla, MO, passed away Tuesday, November 13th, at her home.

She was born in Jefferson City, MO, June 2nd, 1952, the daughter of Carl and Nancy Franklin. Vicki graduated from Rolla High School in 1970 and attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City where she received her degree in nursing.  Vicki was married to Bob Allen on January 2nd, 1982.

She spent her 35-year working career at Phelps County Regional Medical Center as a Registered Nurse.  Vicki was Phelps County Regional Medical Center’s 2010 Employee of the Year and was to be awarded the Guardian Angel award for recognition of her outstanding nursing skills.  Her favorite quote was “Kindness is the oil that reduces the friction of life” which was applicable to all aspects of her life.

She is survived by husband, Bob Allen of Rolla; son, Keith Dake and daughter-in-law, Sally (Ravenscraft) of Rolla; daughter, Traci (Dake) and son-in-law, Brandon Risner of Indiana; 2 grandchildren, Reagan and Caden Risner; stepdaughters, Amy Rech and Wendy MacNeill and families; parents, Carl and Nancy Franklin of Rolla; sisters, Cindy Jones and Sara Curry; niece and nephews; and many other family and dear friends.

A “Celebration of Life/Memorial Service” officiated by Shirley Kearse (Buck) will be held Saturday, December 1st, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, at Benton Square in Rolla, MO.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made payable to: Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Auxiliary & Volunteer Services Memorial Fund (Make a note or put in memo: Vicki B. Allen Memorial Fund).  Mail donations to PCRMC, Attn: Tina Pridgeon, 1000 West 10th Street, Rolla, MO, 65401.