PEGGY J ALLEN North Myrtle Beach Peggy Johnston Allen, wife of John H. Allen, died Saturday, October 19 at her home in N. Myrtle Beach after a short illness. A native of Wilmington, NC, she was predeceased by her parents, R. Glenn and Margaret K. Johnston. She was a graduate of New Hanover High School in Wilmington and St. Mary's in Raleigh, NC. She worked for the Corps of Engineers in Wilmington prior to her marriage. She was an active member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, which she dearly loved, was a former vestry member, longtime member of the Altar Guild, greeter and head of cashiers for the famous St. Stephen's rummage sale. In addition to her husband of 59 years, she is survived by her son J. Hollis Allen, III and his wife Lisa of Florence, SC, her son R. Glenn Allen of N. Myrtle Beach, SC, grandson John H. Allen IV, USAF, and his wife Isabella of Travis Air Force Base, CA, and her brother Robert G. Johnston and his wife Daisy of Spartanburg, SC. She was predeceased by her infant daughter M. Kelley Allen. Funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. Wilmot Merchant at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 801 11th Ave N., N. Myrtle Beach on Thursday Oct 24 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. A message of condolence may be sent to email@example.com. Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on Oct. 23, 2013