Connie Lou Allen

Connie Lou Allen, 69, of New Matamoras, Ohio, died Thursday (Nov. 7) at OSU Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

She was born on Nov. 14, 1943, in New Matamoras, the daughter of Carl and Bernadine McBee. She was the owner of the New Frontier Restaurant in New Matamoras and was a 1961 graduate of Matamoras High School.

She was married to Richard Allen Sr. and he survives with one daughter, Stephanie Beaver (Brian Cisler) of New Matamoras and two sons, Richard (Rick) Allen II of New Matamoras and Gary Westbrook (Birdie) of Spring, Texas. Five grandchildren Joshua Beaver, Joe Westbrook, Jessica Hill, Brianna Beaver and Cody Westbrook and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras Chapel with David Beaver officiating. Burial will be made in the Matamoras Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, Nov. 10, from 4 to 8 p.m.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, 1210 County House Lane, Marietta 45750.

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