Georgia Lea (Sturm) Allen, age 87, of Philippi passed away at home surrounded by family on June 17, 2022. Georgia Was born Feb. 6, 1935 in Clemtown, at the home of her grandparents. Daughter of the late Earl “Slatz” and Isora (Murphy) Sturm. She graduated from the Philippi High School. She was united in marriage to John Davis Allen, who preceded her in death July, 2016.
Surviving are two sons, Jeffery (Christie) Allen of Philippi and Brent (Pam) Allen of Massillon, Ohio. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Marcie (Shane) Prettyman, Andrew Veronica) Allen, Macall (Kevin) Speaker, Jordan Allen (Nicole), Dustin Allen, and Bradley Allen. Eight great-grandchildren; Cole, Troy, Kenleigh, Kate, Cree, Sloane, Frances, and Asher.
Brother-in-law Bretzel (Edna) Allen, Sisters-in-law Janet Russ, Carolyn Sturm, Caroline Allen, Carol Allen, and Lynn Kwiatek. Preceded in death by siblings; Myrtle Iski and brother John Sturm. She was a faithful member of Mariah’s Chapel (Clemtown UMC), where she served several years as Treasurer of the Cemetery Fund. She loved god, family, and a host of friends and neighbors. She had many jobs over the years including over twenty years at Heart and Hand Ministries, where she instrumental in starting the first garden market and serving as manager.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home and Crematory, 220 N Walnut Street in Philippi on Sunday, June 19, 2022 from 3-8pm and again on the morning of Monday June 20. 2022 from 8- 11AM. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am with Speaker David Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow in Clemtown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and in honor of Georgia’s life, memorial contributions may be sent to ‘Mariah’s Chapel Cemetery Fund’ C/O.Diana Bibey 387 Stringtown Rd. Belington, WV 26250.
As water reflects the face, so life reflects the heart. -Proverbs 27:19 (NIV). Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneralhomeservices.com