Tami Lynn Allen was born Oct. 26, 1960, in Pender to Lyle and Janice Nolting, and died of breast cancer on Dec. 22, 2002, at the age of 42. She was raised on the family farm near Rosalie, was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bancroft and graduated from Rosalie High School in 1978. Tami attended Southeast Community College in Lincoln where she earned an associate's degree in Early Childhood Development.
Tami was married to Tim Busing on June 6, 1981, and lived in Houston, Texas, before moving to McCook in 1985. To this union, two sons were born, Scott Douglas and Mark Andrew. On July 15, 1990, she married Ken Allen and has two daughters, Shelby Lynn and Riley Kay.
After many years as a daycare provider and once her own children were in school, Tami became Business Development Representative at the AmFirst Bank in McCook. Currently, she was employed at First Central Bank of McCook.
Tami will long be remembered as a loving wife and mother, by the many children she provided daycare for, those of us who enjoyed her amazing cooking and baking abilities, and her consultation for the Mary Kay products she sold and used. Her family will continue to live in the house she and her husband renovated and made into a beautiful and loving home. Tami belonged to the Rotary Club and was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Ken Allen, daughters, Shelby and Riley, all of McCook; sons, Scott and Mark Busing of Jakarta, Indonesia; parents, Lyle and Janice Nolting of Rosalie; one brother, the Rev. Dudley and wife, Elizabeth Nolting of Pullman, Wash.; five sisters, Candace and husband, David Melsaac of Salt Lake City, Utah, Vawn and husband, Matthew Stark of North Platte, Marty and husband, Keith Potter of Julesburg, Colo., Marla Nolting of Tomball, Texas, and Michele Nolting and Rich Lujan of Santa Fe, N.M.; and one foster-sister, Kerry and husband, Joe Sawyer of Raleigh, N.C. Also numerous nieces and nephews, inlaws, godparents, friends and especially "Grandma" Val Pullen.
Services will be Friday, 10:30 a.m., at the Memorial United Methodist Church in McCook with the Rev. Dr. Jeffery Thurman officiating. Burial will be in the Bancroft Cemetery at Bancroft.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Memorials may be given in her name and left at the funeral home.
Herrmann Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of arrangements.