Ruth Irene (Jones) Allen

Born: Tue., Dec. 31, 1929
Died: Tue., Mar. 29, 2016


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 01, 2016
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 01, 2016
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 02, 2016
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

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Ruth Irene Jones Allen, age 86, of North East, PA born on December 31, 1929, in Philadelphia, PA died Tuesday March 29, 2016 at UPMC Hamot.

She was preceded in death in May 2014 by her loving husband, Burr W. Allen of 60 years (married 06/06/1953); her parents, Esther (Oberholtzer) and David Jones; brother, Robert Jones; sister, Barbara Jones.Ruth is survived by three daughters, Janet M. Pilewski (Joseph); Rev. Dr. Kathryn A. Allen Lt. Col. USMC; Terri Vale; and a son, Thomas W. Allen (Shelley); eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

She cared and nurtured her family and always provided a welcoming and loving home to her family and friends. Ruth also loved gardening, tending to her roses and will always be remembered for her banana bread.She was a 50+ year member of Park United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and was a part of the Soup and Salad Outreach.

Ruth was also a member of the VFW Post #4789 Auxiliary and the Order of Eastern Star Shiloh Chapter #153 where she served in many capacities including Worthy Matron and Deputy of Soldiers and Sailors Home for many years playing BINGO and serving refreshments, and Trustee of the Order of Eastern Star.

She was a bus driver for the North East School District for 22 years and safely transported two generations of families-first their parents and then their children, often meeting many of them in retirement who still remembered her fondly.

Friends may call the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 S. Lake St., North East on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 and are invited to attend a Celebration of Life funeral service on Saturday at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Officiating Rev. Eric Leonard. Interment North East Cemetery. An Order of Eastern Star service will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Park United Methodist Church, 30 North Lake St., North East, PA 16428 or to Order of Eastern Star Chapter #153, c/o Jacque Foust Treasurer, 8457 East Lake Rd., Erie, PA 16511. Please send condolences to

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Kim Munden
   Posted Thu March 31, 2016
Terri and family,

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, my heart goes out to you.

Kim Munden
Penn State Extension
NEA, Crawford County

Teri Corso
   Posted Thu March 31, 2016
While I did not know Ruth personally, we are good friends with Ruth's daughter Janet and her husband Joe - two of the most wonderful people in the world. Ruth must have been an incredible person to have raised a woman who has so many talents and abilities, but - above all - who cares so deeply for others and their welfare.

Ruth's passing was very unexpected, and we want everyone to know that our hearts are with you during this difficult time.

Kathleen DeSena
   Posted Thu March 31, 2016

A GARDEN PATH was sent by kd.

To Our Dear Friends "The Pilewski's" We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers! Love Always, "Your Lake Hopatcong Family of Friends" Dreher's, DeSena's, Sior's, Reid's, Sengebush's

Linda Schaller
   Posted Thu March 31, 2016
Dear Janet,Joe and family know you all are in my prayers and thoughts.
Love, Linda


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