Twila J. Allen, 79, of Mentor for the past 38 years and formerly of Bowling Green, Ohio, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Heartland of Mentor.
Born June 5, 1934, in Bowling Green, Ohio, Mrs. Allen was a homemaker. She was a member of Mentor Senior Center and the Red Hat Society.
Survivors include her children, Robert J. (Barbara) Allen of Mentor, David G. (Theresa) Allen of Willoughby and Beth (Greg) Blakesmith of Madison; five granddaughters; one great-grandson; brother-in-law, Robert Hepfinger of Bowling Green, Ohio; and sister-in-law, Nadine Nicolas of Cranberry, Pa.
Twila was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Allen; parents, Leslie and Gertrude Southwick; sister, Helen Hepfinger; and brothers, Jim and Leslie Southwick.
The memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor. Inurnment will be at Mentor Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to WACAP (World Association for Children and Parents), P.O. Box 88948, Seattle, WA 98138, or
, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106.
Online obituary at www.brunners.com.