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January 10, 2013

Mrs. Ella Sue Allen

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — Mrs. Ella Sue Allen, age 81, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away on Sunday afternoon, January 6, 2013 at her home.

Born in McComas, W.Va., she was the youngest of six children born to the late Sampson and Verlie Cora Casey Sizemore. She grew up in Mercer County attending school in Matoaka. During junior high school, she met her future husband, Robert Bolewood Allen. She was a graduate of Matoaka High School, Class of 1949. After Mr. Allen's service and honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force, they settled in Matoaka where they added their son and daughter to the family.

In 1962, the Allen family moved to District Heights/Clinton, Md. area where Mr. Allen taught school and Mrs. Allen remained home with their children. While raising children, Mrs. Allen was involved with the Clinton Boys and Girls Clubs and the Girl Scouts. In April of 1989, Mr. and Mrs. Allen moved to Fernandina Beach to be near their daughter and son.  

She enjoyed being with her family more than anything. Mrs. Allen cared for both her grandsons during the summer and days. She visited with her sister-in-law and her many nieces and nephews in Jacksonville, spending many hours playing cards and enjoying their company. Mr. and Mrs. Allen loved to dance and was generally the spotlight of any dance floor. She loved her home and enjoyed gardening.  

Preceding her in death is their son, Robert B. Allen Jr., who passed away in October 2006.

Mrs. Allen leaves behind, her husband of 61 years, Robert B. “Bob” Allen, Fernandina Beach, Fla.; their daughter, Karen Dotson (Jerry), Fernandina Beach, Fla.; a sister, Margaret Mosrie (Richard), Atlanta, Ga.; two grandsons, Anthony Allen, Boca Raton, Fla., Casey Dotson, Fernandina Beach, Fla.; a great-granddaughter, Jaylene; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 11, 2013 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley Heard Funeral Home in Fernandina Beach, Fla.

Her family will receive friends on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Allen will be laid to rest in Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, Fla.

Please share her life story at www.oxleyheard.com

Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors.

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