Obituary Record

Mary C. (Miller) Allen
Died on 12/31/1980
Buried in Holy Cross (Catholic Church) Cemetery

Allen, Mary C. (Miller) 12/31/1980

Printed in the Jan. 1, 1981 Enterprise, Blair, Nebraska


Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 2, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church for Mary C. Allen who died December 31, 1980, at Crowell Home.

The Rosary will be said Thursday, January 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Campbell Funeral Home.

Rev. Daniel Galas will conduct the services. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Blair.

Mary C. Allen was born August 15, 1894, in Jamesville, Minnesota, to Joseph M. and Victoria Pribyl Miller. Her parents lived on a farm. She attended a rural school, and graduated from Jamesville High School.

A registered nurse, she graduated from Kohler School of Nursing at Rochester, Minnesota. After graduation, she worked at a Rochester hospital until 1926 when she went to Chicago to take post graduate work at the Chicago Lying In Hospital.

After completing her post graduate work, she accepted a position in the hospitalís dispensary. Much of her work there was field work with the poor of Chicago.

After spending five years in Chicago, she accepted a position as head of the maternity ward at St. Maryís Hospital in Minneapolis, where she worked for four years.

She married William Clark Allen and they farmed south of Blair until 1937, when they moved to town. In 1939, she took over the Blair Hospital, then located at the corner of 13th and Grant Streets in Blair. She operated the hospital until 1956 and then worked at Memorial Community Hospital, retiring on June 24, 1962.

Her husband preceded her in death in 1946.

She is survived by two sons, Joseph Allen and John Allen, both of Blair; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Campbell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for the services.

~~~Obituary courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska ~~~

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Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 1/1/1981