Lubov G. Allen SUFFOLK - Lubov Georgianna Allen, 76, known as "Perci" to her friends and "Nana" to her three grandchildren, died peacefully in her home May 27, 2011. She was born in Tsigntau, China in 1934 and emigrated to the U.S. at age 15. She was soon joined by her mother, Galena Koch, and grandmother, Militza Shimansky. She was an accomplished ballerina and danced in New York at age 17. Later she worked in a retail clothing shop and several manufacturing jobs. Always putting others first, she was loved by her neighbors and fellow believers at Nansemond River Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Henry E. Allen; son and daughter-in-law, John and Becky Allen; and three grandchildren, Caleb, Rachel and Hannah. A funeral will be held Saturday, June 4, at 3 p.m. in Nansemond River Baptist Church by the Rev. Tim Piland. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, Suffolk, Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. www.SturtevantFuneralHome.com.
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Published in The Virginian Pilot on June 1, 2011