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Willie Blair Allen, 90, of Ashland, peacefully passed away Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.
Mrs. Allen was born March 19, 1927, in Morgan County, a daughter of the late William Blair and Rae Caskey Blair Dyer.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Allen; her brother, Jerry Dyer; her sister, Sue Hughes; and a son-in-law, William Hanners.
Mrs. Allen was a member of Wildwood Baptist Church in Ashland. She served in several church ministries that supported the community with food and clothing and served on the church bereavement committee.
Most important to her was her family, she was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her daughters, Kathy Hanners, Barbara Price and husband Larry, Cheri Swimm and husband Jerry, all of Ashland; two brothers, Harold (Nellie) Blair and Jack (Pat) Dyer, all of Dayton, Ohio; two sisters, Jean Long of Ashland and Anna (Jack) Saunders of North Carolina; her grandchildren, Michelle (Mark) Tackett, Amanda (Jared) Boggs, Brandon (Fielden Wilmont) Swimm and Jaime McConnell; four great-grandchildren, Travis Tackett, Landen Boggs, Kole Boggs, Brooklyn McConnell; and a host of extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel by Gary Wurts. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens.
Visitation for friends and family will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 21, 2017
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