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Mary Ellen Allen, 92, of New Wilmington, Pa., passed away at Grove Manor, Grove City, Pa., on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at 8:25 p.m. after a brief illness.
Mary Ellen was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, on July 28, 1925, to Joseph and Alta Van Scoy Morris. She married William D. Allen on January 18, 1946. He died on March 25, 2008.
Mrs. Allen was the owner of Allen's Knit Fabrics, owner of Allen Electric Co., was a former aide at Mercer County Home, and was a Justice of the Peace. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, crafts, quilting and western square dancing.
Mrs. Allen is survived by three children, Daniel Allen in Sandy Lake, Pa., David Allen and his wife Susan in New Wilmington, and Deborah, wife of Jerome Bayer, in Mercer, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother.
Funeral service will be held at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Venango St., Mercer, Pa. 16137 on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at 11 a.m. with Rev. August Hurst of Lebanon Presbyterian Church officiating along with Pastor Peter Dembroski of Bethany Presbyterian Church assisting. Visitation will be held at Cunningham Funeral Home Inc., 144 S. Pitt St., Mercer, Pa. 16137 on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. and also one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, New Castle, Pa.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, in care of Sandy Probst, 393 W. Cornell Road, Mercer, Pa 16137.
Published on January 28, 2018
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