|Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, July 1, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Blair for S. Pierce Allen, a prominent Washington County farmer, who died June 28, 1982, at Blair Memorial Community Hospital at the age of 78 years, 10 months.|
The Rev. Jesse Hansen is conducting the services. Burial will be in the rural Allen Family Cemetery.
Stanley Pierce Allen was born August 2, 1903, the only son of the late Clyde Mills and Helen Pierce Allen, at their farm home. He was a baptized and confirmed member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Blair. He was a farmer in Washington County for over 50 years.
He was a board member of Soil Conservation for 14 years; a school board member at Wranch School; a Washington County Fair Board member and past president; and a 4-H leader in sheep and conservation for 10 years. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #10 at Fort Calhoun; a board member of the Washington County Historical Society and Ox5 Aviation Pioneers.
On February 28, 1931, he was united in marriage with Margaret Ellen Walford. She survives.
Other survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Robert D. (Patricia) Lammers, Kearney, Nebraska, Mrs. William (Claudia) Chase, Rapid City, South Dakota, Mrs. Richard (Joan) Jahr, St. Cloud, Minnesota, and Mrs. James (Sue Pierce) Reynoldson, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Ten grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 5 sisters, Mrs. LeRoy (Winifred "Peggy" Allen) Keller of Bronxville, New York; Mrs. Norman (Ruth Allen) Tilden of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Mrs. Jeff (Margaret Allen) Caldwell of Burley, Idaho; Mrs. Charles (Emily Allen) Morton of North Platte; and Mrs. Larry (Alice Allen) Busch of Omaha; 6 nieces and 5 nephews also survive him.
Honorary pall bearers will be Washington County Historical Society Board members and their spouses, Mr. George Rohwer, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Swanson, Catherine Frahnm, Mrs. Genevieve Slader, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lorenzen, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Larsen, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Eicke, and William Ziegler.
Active pallbearers will be Mac Allen, Tom Dein, Jim Dein, Mark Allen, William Steavenson and Ray Harmon.
Campbell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for the services.
~~~Obituary courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska~~~