Josephine  Allen


Surrounded by family and friends, Josephine Allen, age 101, of Bradley, gently and lovingly left this life to enter the gates of Heaven on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at her home.
Born on September 28, 1917 at Scarbro, she was the daughter of the late Julius Olzer and Sally Light Olzer.
Mrs. Allen was a homemaker and a member of Bradley Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning and being on her computer. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Allen; a granddaughter, Novona Parker; twin brother, Dick Olzer; brothers, Oscar, Julius and Ray.
Those survivors left to cherish her memory include her children, Ralph Allen Jr. and wife Linda of Belair, MD, Richard Allen of Hinton, Carol Parker and husband Clayton of Bradley, Roger Allen of Bradley, and Betty Tyree of Bradley; 15 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and many great-great
grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at Bradley Freewill Baptist Church on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 2 PM with Pastor Wayne Peters and Rev. Daniel Legg officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity, WV. Friends may visit with the family from noon until service time on Saturday at the church.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Private online condolences and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at
Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV.
Published on March 20, 2019
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Diana Claudio
Mar 22, 2019
Heartfelt sympathy and prayers for the Allen family. May God bless them and give the comfort during their loss,
Carolyn Davis n Alisa Bolt
Mar 22, 2019
She was a beautiful Godly lady. Praying for all of you. God Bless
James Stella Bair
Mar 21, 2019
Me Mrs Allen we’re fine people and neighbors, She will now get her rewards in heaven Sorry for the loss Prayers for the family
Larry and Sharon Dye
Mar 21, 2019
So sorry to hear that Jo has passed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families. I remember the times at camp during hunting season and sitting on the front porch during family reunions.
William and Charity Grisanti
Mar 21, 2019
Nothing but sweet memories. Loved this precious Saint of God.
Deborah Vance
Mar 21, 2019
My life is better for having known her. May we all remember the wonderful example she set on how to live life ❤️❤️❤️ Prayers for God’s comfort for all who loved her.
Sandi Taylor
Mar 21, 2019
So sorry to hear this news, Carol. Thinking of you and your moms family. God Bless.
Earl & Barbara Wright
Mar 21, 2019
May God's comforting arms comfort the family & friends Of Josephine, a special lady.