of Gamaliel, AR
April 9, 1949 - May 26, 2023
In Loving Memory of Allene Doris KnedlikApril 9, 1949-May 26, 2023Allene Doris Knedlik, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend passed from this life at home in Gamaliel, Arkansas on May 26th, 2023, at the age of 74. Allene was born on April 9, 1949, to Herbert and Doris George in Coffeyville, Kansas and grew up there, leaving a lasting impression on those who knew her.In 1967 she graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School and spent one year at Coffeyville Community College. In 1968, Allene married Ronald Knedlik and together they embarked on a journey that took them to Lawrence, Kansas where she attended University of Kansas part time. A move to Tulsa, Oklahoma followed, where she attended the University of Tulsa for one year. Moving on to Terlton, and later Yale, Oklahoma she attended Oklahoma State University, graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Home Economics in 1972. The couple later relocated to Midland, Texas, where their children Sarah and Matt were born. Afterward, pursuing opportunities, their family moved to Eagle River, Alaska where their youngest child, Rebekah, was born. In 1978, they decided to return to their home in Kansas. Allene dedicated her time to raising her children before starting substitute teaching for a few years in Caney and Coffeyville, Kansas. She began full-time work as Director of Adult Basic Education at Coffeyville Community College and later as the Dean of Academic Affairs. Allene worked at Coffeyville Community College for 13 years before leaving to become Vice President at Neosho County Community College. While working, she attended Pittsburg State University for her Master of Science degree in 1987, and continuing her education, she graduated with a PhD from Kansas State University in 2003. She retired from work in 2007 as the Vice President from Allen County Community College.Allene was a woman of unwavering principles and remarkable character. She was deeply committed to her faith and an active member of the church of Christ, devoting over 50 years to teaching children, ladies' classes and eagerly volunteering wherever help was needed.During their retirement years, Allene and Ron built their own home on her great grandparent's original homestead in Gamaliel, Arkansas. Allene enjoyed cooking and baking with her granddaughters and watching all the grandkids play sports over the years. She also enjoyed the experience of gardening, canning, and dehydrating fruits and vegetables in Alaska, Kansas, and Arkansas.Allene D. Knedlik will be deeply missed and forever cherished by her family, friends, and all those whose lives she touched. Her legacy of love, strength, and dedication will continue to inspire those who had the privilege of knowing her.Services for Allene will be held on Friday, June 2nd at 2:00 pm at Roller Funeral Home, Mountain Home, AR. Services will also be held on Saturday, June 3rd at 10:00 am at Coffeyville church of Christ in Coffeyville, KS, a family graveside service will follow.Allene is survived by husband Ron of the home; daughter Sarah Staton and son-in-law John and grandchildren Lily, Benjamin, and Grace; daughter Rebekah Manuel and son-in-law Kelly and grandchildren Paige and Kole; and son Matthew Knedlik; sister-in-law Linda George and nieces Cynthia Weston, Misti Secrest, and Melinda Henry. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Doris George; brother Curtiss George, his daughter Caryn; and brother Jeff George "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13Funeral arrangements are in the care of Roller Funeral Home. Visit our website at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
A very nice lady we met at church of Christ in Gamaliel, Arkansas. Prayers 🙏🙏 for the family
I'm so sorry to hear of Allene's passing.
Prayers of peace.
Our prayers are with you all.
Our condolences to the family but we take comfort in knowing that we'll get to see Allene again at her heavenly home when the time comes. Tom remembers being a computer technician at Allen Community College and Allene took notice of his passion for sharing the night sky with others and encouraged him to create an online astronomy course for the college, which he did and successfully taught for several years. He now uses his telescope to show the night sky to thousands of people each year, thanks to Allene's gentle nudge in the right direction.
We shared many good times when she was at NCCC. We also fought a good fight to bring online learning to the college.
My heartfelt Sympathy to Ron and the family. Allene was a beautiful person and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. 🙏❤️
We were blessed when she and Ron visited us at Waterloo Road here in Edmond. Allene was also my friend on Facebook and I loved keeping up with she and Ron's family. My love and prayers to the family.
So sorry to hear of this sweet Christian Lady’s passing. Our thoughts and Prayers to Ron and Family to
Byron and I are so very sorry and sadden at Allene’s passing.So very grateful that we got to worship w/ she and Ron.Byron and Susan Gatlin
May God comfort the family in this difficult time. Allene was an energetic person, superior boss, and good friend. She will be missed by all that knew her.
Our prayers for peace and comfort. So very sorry.
We are so sorry to hear about her passing. We met Ron and Allene in early 2005As they joined our back to basics group. baking, gardening and skills were reviewed and we all brought many skills to the group. Both Allene and Ron contributed much knowledge. She will truly be missed. Linda 8704050793
So sorry for your loss. She will be missed by many. She was a wonderful person.
So sorry to hear about Allene. I knew her many years ago and we were in tap and ballet classes together! Prayers are with your family.
So sorry to hear of Allene's passing. Sorry for those left behind, not for her!! She was one of a kind!! Our love and prayers are with you all!! Larry & Laura Markle
Allene was such an amazing woman, she helped my family a lot back in the Allen County days.So sorry for your loss.Tisha Muller
We are so sorry, Allene has been a dear friend for so many years; she will be missed very much, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad and difficult time.
Thoughts and prayers for Allene’s family. I worked with her at Coffeyville CC. She was innovative and always stressing continuous improvement.
My thoughts and prayers to all of Allene’s family and friends. She was such a beautiful lady so full of life. She was my boss and one of my best friends at Allen Community College. I will miss her so much! Love you!
Friends, I'm so sorry to hear of Allene's passing. She and I worked closely together at Allen County Community College. She was a tremendous scholar and her mentorship left a life-long impression on me. I'll miss her dearly; my thoughts and prayers to the family. Anna
May Allene's memory be a blessing.
We are so sorry to hear of Allene's passing.
So sorry to hear of Allene's passing. We have many fond memories of working with her at Coffeyville Community College. We remember her as a mover doer shaker at CCC. She was so energetic and full of new ideas. It was a pleasure to work with her so many years ago.Marlon and Darla Thornburg
Brother Ron, I am sorry for your loss. God bless and watch over you. 🙏 In Christian love brother Ron Maynard
This came as such a shock, and I am just so at a loss for words. She was my dear dear friend, and I will miss her always. Praying that the family will find comfort and peace in Gods care.
Our Condolences are with Ron and the family Allene's life was an example that will live far beyond her days on this Earth Blessed with eternal life are those who believe in Christ.