Mary Johnston Allen
Mary Masel (Frances) Johnston Allen, 88 of Pearisburg, went to be with her Lord, Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in Blacksburg, VA. She is rejoicing in heaven with her lifelong friend and husband Glen W. Allen, her parents Shuler and Masel Johnston, and two brothers, James and Clinton Johnston. Mrs. Allen was born in Trigg, VA, graduated from Eggleston High School, then Radford College and began teaching in the Giles County School System in 1947. Her love for teaching and for her students continued her whole life. She was a member of The First United Methodist Church in Pearisburg, serving in the Choir and other church groups. She will be greatly missed by two daughters, Mary Glenn and husband Jack McCall of Pembroke, Joyce and husband Larry Marion of Pearisburg, , three grandchildren Kristi and husband Jason Porter, David and wife Kelley McCall, Lori and husband Eric Shannon, great grandchildren, Layla, Jaden, Parker, Audya, Scarlett, one sister, Alva J. Lucas of Blacksburg and four sisters-in-law, Carolyn Johnston of Blacksburg, Georgia Allen of Jonesville, Bobbi Johnston of Roanoke and Marge Allen of Blacksburg. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church in Pearisburg at 2:00pm with the Dr. Brad Scott and Dr. Fred L. Austin, officiating with entombment following in the Birchlawn Abbey in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the First United Methodist Church Saturday from 12:30 2:00pm before the service. The family would like to thank the staff of Kroontje Health Care Center who lovingly careed for Frances. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 1101 Valleyview Dr., Pearisburg, Va, 24134 or a charity of your choice. The family is being served by Givens Funeral Home in Pearisburg.