(May 1, 2003)
Funeral services were held Monday at Union Presbyterian Church for Beatrice (Bea) Joan Allen, 93, who died Thursday, May 1 at Powell Valley Care Center.
The Rev. David Hunter officiated at services and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
She was born Aug. 27, 1909, in Granville, Tenn., to Frank and Bettie (Apple) Duke. She married Robert Franklin Allen in Lewistown, Mont., on Oct. 19, 1930.
She was an expert seamstress and enjoyed sewing and caring for her yard, home and family. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Four grandchildren survive her, Allan Brandenburger of St. Joseph, Minn., Terri Brandenburger of Sherman, Ill., JoBeth Effertz of Delaware, Ohio, and Wesley Brandenberger of Rochester, Minn. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Marie, Jack and Lila Effertz of Delaware, Ohio; and a nephew, Tom Longshore of Lewistown, Mont.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in October of 1971; her daughter, Betty J. Brandenberger; her brother, Carl Duke; and a sister, Bessie Longshore.