Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Ruth E. (Price) Allen

Ruth E. Allen, 86, of 19 Seltzer Ave. died Monday, Jan. 11,1999, at her home after a long illness.

She was born November 30, 1912 in Richland County, Ohio, the daughter of William and Lotttie (Keister) Price. Mrs. Allen was a 1930 graduate of Shelby High School and a 1933 graduate of Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She was employed for five years as public health nurse in Ashland, Kentucky, and for the next 13 years as a nurse at Shelby Memorial Hospital. Following her employment at the hospital, she and her late husband, Frank A. Allen, owned and operated the Household Shop in Shelby for 29 years, retiring in 1978.

She was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Shelby, having served on various committees especially those relating to education. She was a member of the United Methodist Women, where she was named Women of The Year in 1998. In the 1950’s Mrs. Allen was active
in scouting having been a Cub Scout den mother. She was a member of the Jr. Mothers Club,
Fond Memories Doll Club, Piecemakers Quilt Club, and Business and Professional Womens Club.
Mrs. Allen was a Meals on Wheels volunteer and was the recipient of the Jess Rath Christian Service Award in 1998.

Mrs. Allen is survived by a daughter, Patricia A. Freyberg of Shelby; a son, George W. Allen of
Shelby; grandson, Scott A. Freyberg of Delaware, Ohio; granddaughter, Bethany Allman of Elk
View, West Virginia; 2 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters-in-law, Ozra Price of Shelby, Mabel Price of Portsmouth, Ohio and Winifred McLaughline of Mansfield, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Allen in 1994 and 2 brothers, William “Pete” Price and Roy O. Price.

Calling hours will be on Thursday from 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby and also
1 hour prior to the funeral service which will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Trinity United
Methodist Church with Rev. James Humphrey officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth. Memorial expressions may be made to the Youth Program at Trinity United Methodist Church or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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