Constance Olleen "Connie" Adcock Webb Allen was born June 10, 1923, in Camphill, Alabama, the only child of Alonza Evans Adcock and Sara Alvesta "Tillie" Jones Adcock. The family moved to Inglenook, a Birmingham suburb, when she was about 3 years old. Constance graduated from Phillips High School in 1940, then enrolled in a local business college. When she was offered a job with the U.S. Department of Defense in Washington, D.C. in 1942, Connie moved there with her mother and father. She worked and attended George Washington University from 1942-1944.
In 1946 Constance met then Lt. Col. Byron Benjamin "B.B." Webb, an Army Air Corps pilot, while both were working at the Pentagon. Col. Webb and Connie were married on October 12, 1947, in the Little Church of Ft. Lincoln, in Washington, D.C. During Webb's military career, the family lived in Japan; New Orleans and Lake Charles, Louisiana; Homestead, Florida; McLean, Virginia; and Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. Connie and B.B. had three children: Martha Ellen "Sukoshi" Webb (born 1949), Alan James Webb (born 1952) and Deana Olleen Webb (born 1953). A caring and attentive mother, Connie was also a gifted writer and an accomplished artist.
In 1964 Col. Webb retired from the Air Force, and he and Constance built a home in Chickasha, Oklahoma. In Chickasha, she occasionally taught painting classes at OCLA (now USAO), taught private art classes at her "Studio Gallery," and won many prizes at art shows across Oklahoma.
After Col. Webb's death in 1975, Constance married long-time Chickasha attorney, rancher and Oklahoma state senator Walton Stanley "Walt" Allen in March 1976. Constance and Walt shared many interests, among them world-travel and rock-hounding. They were members of Chickasha First Baptist Church and the Fortnighters bridge group. Beginning in the mid-1980s, the couple wintered in Green Valley, Arizona. There Connie was president of the Santa Rita Art Guild and the local chapter of Penwomen of America for a number of years, and she won awards for her paintings across southern Arizona. After Walt's death in 1996, Constance continued to live in Green Valley and Chickasha until 2012, when she moved to Moore, Oklahoma.
Early on June 6, 2016, Connie passed away after a short battle with a severe infection and consequent heart failure. She was just 4 days short of her 93rd birthday. Funeral services will be held at McRay's Funeral Home in Chickasha on Saturday, June 11th at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Rush Springs Cemetery, Rush Springs, Oklahoma. Constance has been described as a very pretty woman, with a beautiful, sweet and ladylike personality. She will be deeply missed.
She leaves behind a daughter, Dr. Martha Ellen "Sukoshi" Webb and her husband Dr. Jerry E. Clark (Omaha, Nebraska); a son Alan James Webb and his partner Sheri Lester Choate (Moore, Oklahoma); a daughter Deana Webb Hathaway (Norman, Oklahoma); and a grandson Benjamin Webb Hathaway (Post Falls, Idaho). Stepchildren are Richard Allen (Chickasha), and Donald Allen and wife Pat Allen (Ft. Meyers, Florida). Step-grandchildren are Anthony Lowell Clark, Sarah Louise Clark, Kevin Choate, Jennifer Deason, Derek Allen, Tate Allen, Zachary Allen and Eric Allen.
Published on June 8, 2016