Ethel J. Allen
Ethel Jean Allen, 80, of Lower Burrell, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, surrounded by her family at the Good Samaritan Hospice at Concordia, Cabot. Ethel was born July 13, 1936, in New Kensington, to the late Carl L. and Mabel Gertrude Woomer Fester Sr. Ethel was a graduate of New Ken High School, Class of 1954, and the Citizens General Hospital Nursing School. She worked as a registered nurse at Citizens General Hospital retiring in 1998 after 42 years of service. She was a member of United Presbyterian Church of New Kensington and the Eastern Star. She enjoyed reading, knitting, crocheting, her cat, Callie, and especially her family. Ethel is survived by her children, Donald R. (Susan) Allen Jr., of Buffalo Township, and Sharon L. (Dan) Ihlenfeld, of Saxonburg; her three grandchildren, Kelsie (Brok) Leda, Lexi and Zach Allen; her three sisters, Beverly (Robert) Swetof, of New Kensington, Lois Baker, of Gibsonia, and Margaret "Peggy" Swank, of Saltsburg; and her sisters-in-law, Patricia and Deloris Fester. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Donald F. Allen Sr., Feb. 5, 2013; and her siblings, Carl "Sonny" Fester Jr., Donald Fester, Fred Fester, John Fester, Dorothy Yockey, Karyn Foester, Joyce Haidz and Kathleen Diana. Family and friends are invited from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at the CHURCHFIELD-PETERS FUNERAL HOME, 501 Fifth Ave., New Kensington, PA 15068, 724-335-1951. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at United Presbyterian Church, 601 Fifth Ave., New Kensington, PA 15068, with the Rev. Wendy Keys officiating. Everyone is asked to please meet at the church. Burial will follow at Plum Creek Cemetery, Plum Borough. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023. For online condolences, please visit us at www.petersfamilyfuneralhomes.com .
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