Sara G. Allen

Former New Castle resident of 99 years, Sara "Sally" G. Allen, died June 21, 2009 at the age of 100 at Carol's Country Cottage in Federal Way, WA.

Sara was born in Wheatland, PA on November 4, 1908 to the late G. Meade and Bessie "Shilling" Gibson. After 56 years of marriage, her husband, William O. Allen preceded her in death on May 20, 1987. She was a 1930 graduate of Edinboro University. Sara was an elementary school teacher for 37 years and retired at Shenango Elementary School in 1972. She had been active in the New Castle Garden Club and was a member of the Retired Teachers Association.

Mrs. Allen is survived by her daughter Rowena "Anne" Pryde of Tacoma, WA, her son William G. Allen of Oil City, PA, 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandsons, 1 great-great-grandson, 4 step grandchildren, 5 step great-grandchildren, 4 step great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother Gordon "Gibby" Gibson on September 21, 1997.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 pm on Saturday, July 11, at the Turner-Myers Funeral Home, 208 N. Jefferson St., New Castle with visitation being observed one hour prior to service time. Reverend Frederick H. Gilbert pastor of the Independent Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will take place at Fair Oaks Cemetery, New Wilmington.

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