Franklin & Helen Allen
with their three children.


1940 US Census

Center, Morgan Co. , Ohio

Merida Francis
Ethel Francis
Helen Francis
Lee Francis




Helen L.  Francis Allen

June 26, 1925 (Morgan Co., OH) - Sept. 26, 2011 (Washington Co., OH)
Smith Chapel Cemetery



Marriage Announced
Newspaper Unknown


Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Francis of Coal Run route, are announcing the marriage of their daughter Helen Loene to Cpl. Franklin W Allen, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Allen of Coal Run route. They were married at one o'clock Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Lowell. The ceremony was performed ath the home of Rev. Geo. S. Koch. Their only attendants were Miss Dorothy Fay Francis, sister of the bride, and Mr. Shirley M. Clark.


The bride wore a Navy blue suit, and a corsage of red roses, the maid of honor chose a pale blue street length dress with matching accessories. The bride is a graduate of Beverly high school, class of 1944.


Cpl. Allen has been in the Army since August, 1944, and is now stationed at Ft. Sill, Okla., where he will get his discharge in early spring.



Obituary - The Marietta Times

BEVERLY(OH) - Helen L. Allen, 86, of Beverly, died Monday (Sept. 26, 2011) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Newtonville, Ohio, daughter of Merida P. and Ethel V. Phillis Francis. She was a homemaker and had worked at Sponey's IGA in Beverly. She graduated from Beverly High School in 1944 and was a member of the Mount Olive Church.

She was married Feb. 11, 1947, to Franklin Wayne Allen. He died May 4, 2007.

She is survived by a son, a daughter, daughter-in-law, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a brother, sister, several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a son, Ronald Allen; a great-grandson, Jayson Allen Matson

Burial will be in Smith Chapel Cemetery.






  • Ronald E. Allen
    b. Feb. 13, 1948 - d. July 17, 2008 (Wash Co., OH)
  • Living Male
  • Living Female



Franklin Wayne Allen



Merdia Pryor Francis



Ethel V. (Phillis) Francis