The Death of Willard J Allen

Willard J Allen, 32 of 545 1/2 Front street, died at 5 PM, Tuesday in Athens State hospital, where he had been a patient the last few months. He was a former local steelworker.”

“Mr. Allen was born March 23, 1914.”

“He was a member of the Church of God on Carey’s Run.”

“Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Mildred Meade Allen; his wife Edith; two sons, Willard Jr. and Arnold; two daughters, Christine and Maxine; two brothers, Charles of Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, and John of Portsmouth, and two half-brothers, William and Jesse Allen of Portsmouth. His father, William Allen, died three years ago. A daughter1, four brothers and two sisters also are deceased.”

“The body is at Lynn funeral home, where the funeral services will be held at 10 AM Saturday. Burial will be in Larkin cemetery.” 2

The Certificate of Death for Willard J Allen3

The Headstone of Willard J Allen at Larkin Cemetery in West Portsmouth, Ohio

  1. Violet Allen
  2. Willard J Allen. (1946, September 11). Portsmouth Times, p. 27.
  3. “Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), 1946 > 49801-53000 > image 2805 of 3569.