Beverly Jo Allen, 82, of Bellefontaine passed away Monday, February 14, 2022 at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine following a brief illness.
She was employed for 20 years with Westinghouse and 13 years with Siemens before retiring in 2001. She was a 1957 graduate of Triad High School where she was a cheerleader and standout basketball player. She and her husband loved camping and traveling and her greatest joy came from spending time with her family. She was also a member of the First Friends Church of Bellefontaine.
Born August 12, 1939 in North Lewisburg, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Dortha (Ewing) Taylor. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by an infant son, Bobby Allen; brothers, Charles and Raymond Taylor, and a son-in-law, Randy Hurst.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Richard W. Allen, to whom she was married on February 2, 1957, at the North Lewisburg Friends Church by Raymond Graham; children, Richard “Mike” Allen of Lima, Deborah Johnson, Diana Sue Hurst, and John Allen, all of Bellefontaine and Lorrinda Anne (James) Cushwa of Lovila, IA; grandchildren, Steve (Amy) Reames, Chad (Amanda) Wilt, Mikey (Stormy) Allen, Timothy Allen, Kasi Johnson, Kari Johnson, Sarah Allen, Joey (Rob) Ewing, and Lyndsie (Shawn) McGuire; great-grandchildren, Chad Jr, Paige, Ryan, Ethan, Stevie Jr, Katie, Sebastian, Zoey, Sammy, Ryder, Karsyn, Kaesyn, Braden, Vanessa, Jack and Waylon; a great-great grandchild; her sister, Sharon Taylor Blanke of Canton; brothers, Marion Taylor of Huntsville and Jack (Barbara) Taylor of Bellefontaine; several nieces and nephews; and dear friends whom were like family, Joe Rosebrook, Dale Johnson, Pete Hatfield, Joni Bateman Elleman, Mark Bateman, Bob (Gidget) Eleyet and Chris Fry.
A memorial gathering will be held from 1:00-6:00 P.M. Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the First Friends Church 808 W Columbus Ave. Bellefontaine. Burial will take place in the North Greenfield Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by the Wilson Funeral Home, Schnurrenberger Chapel 222 W. Center St. West Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Osteoporosis Foundation in care of the funeral home. Envelopes will be available at the church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilsonfuneralhomesinc.com