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Jean Allen, 90

A beautiful lady passed our way and now is at rest.

Ruby Jean Allen, 90, of Minford area, died August 9, 2015. The only child of the late Landon Lawson and Icy Lou Meadows Ball, she was born September 12, 1924, in Portsmouth, Ohio. A graduate of Wheelersburg High School in 1942 and Ohio University in 1967, she worked as a secretary for the Selby Shoe Factory, as a homemaker, and then as a reading teacher for 27 years at Stockdale Elementary School. Her school co-workers were a very important part of her life. On December 26, 1942, she married Edgar Aaron Allen in Greenup, Kentucky. Edgar preceded her in death on September 22, 2012. Jean is survived by four children: sons, Greg (Jennifer) Allen and Dane (B’Jo) Allen and daughters, Brenda (Tom) Kallner and Elaine (Donnie) Blevins. Edgar and Jean had eight grandchildren: Ashlea (Gerald) Green, Leslie Allen (deceased in infancy), Zac (Ann Marie) Allen, Lance (Tiffany) Allen, Aaron (Jodi) Kallner, Natalie (Mike) Limrick, Eric (Stephanie) Miller and Alicia (Chris) Newman. Also surviving are twelve great grandchildren: Zeb and Junie Allen, Lucas and Leo Allen, Abbie, Ellie and Grant Kallner, Ewan Limrick, Zane and Cali Miller, and Ian and Alexis Newman. Our family wishes to thank the Minford Retirement Center nurses and nurse aides as well as the SOMC Hospice staff who lovingly provided care and compassion. Thank you to Jean’s church family at the Sunshine Church of Christ for their prayers for and support of our family.

Friends may call at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford, Tuesday, August 11, 2015,  from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Private family services will be held with Steve Miller, Minister officiating. Burial will be in  Bennett Cemetery in Minford. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to SOMC Hospice, 2201 25th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.


  • Cheryle Mills August 10, 2015 11:30 pm

    So sorry for the loss of such a special person in your lives. I know she was loved dearly my her family and friends. She will be missed by everyone, but is in the best of hands until you meet again. Love & Prayers
    Cheryle & Roger

  • Gloria Newman August 11, 2015 10:48 am

    So sorry for your loss. Jean was a very special lady. She will be missed. My thoughts & prayers are with you. Gloria

  • Walter Bevins August 12, 2015 1:11 am

    Jean will be missed. She will be remembered always with a special place in my heart. My prayers are with the family. Walt Bevins

  • Juanita Blackburn Fraulini August 15, 2015 1:33 am

    Condolences to the family for your loss. Wishing you peace and comfort.

  • Stephanie Hinson August 15, 2015 4:56 pm

    Elaine and Brenda,

    Cindy notified me of your Mother’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a true lady and I always admired her.


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