|Pilot 28 Aug 1928|
Mrs. Allen Passes Over
Died Last Friday Afternoon Following a Paralytic Stroke Suffered a Few Weeks Ago
Mrs. Wm. Allen passed away at 2:40 last Friday afternoon, having failed gradually from a paralytic stroke she suffered a few weeks ago. She had made all plans for her funeral and her wishes were carried out by the family.
The funeral service was held at the Christian church at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, Rev. W.B.F. Robb officiating. There was a large crowd of relatives and friends in attendance and there were many beautiful floral offerings in her memory. Burial was in the Blair cemetery.
Melinda Ellen Halstead was born near Portmouth, Ohio, May 28th, 1866, so was past 62 years of age at the time of her death. She was married to William Allen in this city January 11th, 1885, and seven children were born to them, three of them preceding her in death.
She is survived by her husband, four children, Leland and Howard, of this city, Mrs. Earl Booth, of Omaha, and Mrs. Ernest Ladwig, of Manilia, Iowa. There are eighteen grandchildren. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Chas. McManigal, of Glenwood, Ia., and two brothers, Clem Halstead, of this city and George Halstead, of this city and George Halstead of Everett, Mich.
Mrs. Allen was a member of the Christian church, having been baptized in that faith some 44 years ago. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of many friends in their deep sorrow.
~~~Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clipping on file at the Blair Public Library.~~~