Margaret Allen

Margaret Jane Allen, 82, of Craigsville, WV, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020.

Born on May 23, 1937, in Lewisburg, WV, she was a daughter of Emory A. and Mary E. Christian Seldomridge.

She was a 40 year member of the First Baptist Church in Craigsville, a homemaker, a volunteer for the Nicholas County Blood Mobile, and a former telephone switchboard operator at The Greenbrier.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brothers, Bob, Andy, and Tom Seldomridge.

Survivors include her husband, Ed "JR" Allen; son, Greg Allen of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; daughter, Sandy Allen-Knox (Jeff) of Denver, NC; three sisters, Gissie Dodd, Anna Hoover, and Martha Graham; three brothers, Walter, Billy, and Danny Seldomridge; two grandchildren, Benjamin "BJ" Miller (Michelle) of Iron Station, NC, and Ryan Miller of Denton, TX; great-grandson, Benjamin Miller; great-granddaughter, Keslie Joy Miller; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020, at the First Baptist Church in Craigsville, with Pastor Jamie Bodiford officiating. Interment will follow at the Greenbrier Memorial Gardens in Lewisburg, under the direction of the White Funeral Home in Summersville, WV.

Friends may call the church on Friday one hour prior to the funeral services.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

White Funeral Home in Summersville is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary originally published in the January 16, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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