Virginia Jean Allen

Virginia Jean (Hockenberry) Allen passed away Sunday in the VNA Inpatient Hospice Care Center in Butler.
She was born Friday, July 16, 1943, to Ruben C. Hockenberry and Mary Elizabeth (Keiffer) Hockenberry.
Virginia especially liked studying the Bible with Helen Morris from the Chicora congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.
She enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, gardening, crocheting, sewing, baking new recipes, and arts and crafts. She loved bird watching and was an avid collector of anything hummingbirds, working puzzles with her son, Chip, and taking day trips to Amish Country, playing cards and various games with the family.
She is survived by four children, Kathy Allen of Butler, Edward (Chip) Allen of Butler, Steven Allen and his companion, Cherie Lambing, of Butler, and Susan D. Hicks and her husband, William Hicks, of Chicora; her grandchildren, Shane Allen and his companion, Sandy Harding, of Chicora, Thomas Dambach of Butler, Brett Blaskowitz of Ellwood City, Justin, Jessie, Heather and her companion, Dustin Birckbichler, and Amanda Allen of Butler; three step-grandchildren, Samantha, Jolene and Colt Hicks of Chicora; a number of nieces and nephews; her sisters, Mary Craig of Chicora, Ruth Bell of Butler, and Linda Berry of Chicora.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward C. Allen, who died Feb. 8, 2015; a son, James R. Allen; her brothers, Robert Hockenberry, Charles Hockenberry and Leonard Hockenberry; and her sisters, Avanel Carson and Shirley Carson.
A special thank you to the VNA Visiting Nurses and aides and the Inpatient Home at Benbrook Road. A very special thank you to our Aunt Ruth for all of your loving care of Mom.
ALLEN - Friends of Virginia Jean (Hockenberry) Allen, who died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at STEIGHNER FUNERAL HOME, 111 E. Slippery Rock and Main streets, Chicora.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with interment following at Butler County Memorial Park in Butler.
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111 East Slippery Rock Street Chicora, PA 16025

Published in Butler Eagle on Sept. 4, 2018