SALEM - Helen C. Allen, 95, of Salem, Ohio, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013 at her home.
She was born Sept. 2, 1917 in Downs, Kansas, a daughter of the late Arthur E. and Bertha (Bean) Yockel.
Before her retirement in Dec. 1979, she had been employed at Pease Homes in Hamilton, Ohio. She had lived in the Salem area since moving from Hamilton in 1985. She was a 1935 graduate of Hamilton High School and was Methodist by faith.
Her husband Stephan G. Allen, whom she married June 4, 1939, preceded her in death Feb. 25, 2004. Two daughters, Barbara Zeigler and Waneta Allen; and four sisters, Irene Wagner, Alice McConnell, Ruth Kehr and Dorothy Baker also preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son, John Allen of Salem; two daughters, Pauline (Tony) Trabent of New Berlin, Wisc., and Betsy (Dick) Myers of Salem; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at the Rose Hill Burial Park Chapel in Hamilton, Ohio. Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home in Salem and at the Rose Hill Burial Park Chapel on Friday one hour prior to the services. Burial will be at Rose Hill Burial Park.
Helen's obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.