COMANCHE — Edna Mae Allen was born July 15, 1931, in Bowie, Arizona, to Clyde William Allen and Mrytle Anderson Allen; she was one of 10 children. The family moved several times between Bowie, Arizona, El Paso, San Angelo, and finally ended up in Hasse. She attended school in Hasse and has lived most of life in the Comanche area. Edna worked much of her younger years in the fields with the family and her adult years were spent as a cook in one manner or another. She retired after several years from the Comanche ISD working as a cook.

Edna was proud of her roots, being born in a dirt floor, sod cabin in Arizona, and migrating to Texas then raising her family of seven. She was especially proud of her grandkids, loved to brag about her five generations especially the youngest great-great grandchildren, Charlene and Carter. Playing games was a fun pastime for her, bingo and “42,” in which she was a champion. Traveling at the drop a hat was exciting to her, as well as going back to her beloved Arizona. She will be missed by all those that loved her.

Edna is survived by daughters, Glenda Morris and husband Jerry of Comanche, Thelma Elliott of Bangs, Cathey Wiedebusch and husband Vernon of Bangs, Kerren McNutt and husband Roy of San Angelo; son, David Buckmaster of Comanche; sister, Nellie Rice of Hamilton; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband, G.W. Buckmaster Jr.; son, Charles Buckmaster; daughter, Jean Coolbaugh; her parents; and eight brothers and sisters.