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Karla Kay Allford 1962 - 2024
Karla Kay Allford

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Karla Kay Allford, aged 62, passed away on June 17th, 2024, at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla. Karla was born on March 8th, 1962, in Hill City, Kan. to Donald and Rosalie (Billinger) Fabricius. She spent her formative years in Great Bend, Kan. and graduated from Great Bend High School. Continuing her education journey, she pursued studies at both Kansas State University and Wichita State University.

For 23 years, Karla dedicated herself as a Senior Drilling Engineering Technician at Chesapeake Energy before eventually retiring. In her retirement, she ventured into real estate by obtaining her real estate license and working as a realtor with Keller Williams.

On July 28th, 1984, Karla married her high school sweetheart, Evan Allford, in Great Bend, Kan. Together they built a life that took them to Plano, Texas and Wichita, Kan. before finally settling in Edmond, Okla. in 1997. Their only daughter Abby Rosalie was born on March 1st, 1988.

Left to cherish her memory are her devoted husband Evan; loving daughter Abby Holley and son-in-law Rob Holley of Edmond; beloved mother Rosalie Fabricius of Great Bend; caring siblings Vicki Munsinger (Terry) of Wichita, Rhonda Brack (Scott) of Wichita, Tim Fabricius (Robin) of Bull Shoals, Ark.; brother-in-law Allan Allford (Debbie) of Scottsdale; nieces and nephews, Trent Munsinger, Katelyn Munsinger, Zachary Brack (Jessica), Taylor Brack, Chris Collicott , Josh Allford (Lauren), and Ben Allford. Karla’s father Donald and in-laws Robert and Jenny Allford preceded her in death.

Those who had the privilege of knowing Karla will forever remember her infectious laugh and the light she brought into their lives. In honoring Karla’s life and legacy, let us remember the joy she brought to those around her and the love she shared. May we always remember her generous spirit and her love for life. A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 21st at Smith & Kernke Funeral Home, 14624 N. May Ave with interment following at Gracelawn Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions made to the United Way of Oklahoma. 

Funeral arrangements provided by

Smith and Kernke Funeral Home

14624 N May Ave.

Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, June 20, 2024