Irene B. Allen

September 19, 1935 ‒ July 07, 2007

Ashley, Ohio

Irene Allen, age 71, died Saturday evening July 7, 2007 at her home following a yearlong illness.

She was born on September 19, 1935 in Pomeroy, Ohio to the late Hubert and Helen (Hesson) Roberts and had lived most of her life in Delaware County. She was a retired school bus driver for Buckeye Valley School District in the Ashley and Kilbourne area. She was a member of the Lifepoint Church Assemblies of God and Ohio Public School Employees Association.

Irene was an inspiration to all who knew her and lived a life of service to her family and others. She was the family caretaker, taking care of many family members during their illness. She enjoyed cooking and her family was very dear to her.

She is survived by her husband of almost 54 years: Charles W. Allen and they were married November 21, 1953 in Richmond, Ind.; daughters: Sandra Lee Allen (Jerry) Stults of Ostrander, Sarah Lynn (John) Jones of Galena; son: Steven L.(Cheryl) Allen of Marysville; grandchildren: Christina Creech, Kyle Allen, Jeremy Stults, Lynae Looney, Rachael Hughes, Raymond Hughes, Tiffany Hughes, Kyle Jones, Andrew Jones; great grandchildren: Cody, Kylee and Corby Creech, Jackson and Lillian Allen, Avrey, Austin, Savanah Looney. Brother: Ray (Elenora) Roberts of Croton.

Preceded in death by brothers: James and Don Roberts; sister: Charlotte Conklin; aunt: Margaret Cackler; nephew: Jerry McNichols.

A celebration of life for Irene will be held Tuesday 2 p.m. at the Lifepoint Church Assemblies of God, 4701 US 23 N., Delaware, Ohio 43015. Private inurnment will follow at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware.FLORISTS: Please deliver flowers to the church.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Lifepoint Church Assemblies of God.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com