Nancy L. Allen, 85, of Bradford, PA was peacefully welcomed into the arms of the Lord while surrounded by her family on Saturday, November 5, 2022.
She was born on July 10, 1937 in Bradford, the daughter and Gold Star child of Clarence Brace who was killed in World War II and the late Marie Hunter Brace Krakat.
She was a 1956 graduate of the Bradford Senior High School.
On July 12, 1958 in Bradford; she married Franklin R. Allen who preceded her in death on October 22, 2014.
Nancy was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church; where she volunteered for various church activities and the Bradford High School Alumni Association. She was a former Judge of Elections for the Third Ward in Bradford. She enjoyed quilting, knitting and needlepoint along with clipping newspaper articles and sharing them with her family and friends. “She was faithful in the small things because the small things are the big things” is something that her family will always remember about her.
After graduating high school; Nancy worked for the former Bell Telephone until she started her family. Later on in life she was also the Tax Assessor for the Third Ward. She also worked for Southern Tier Staffing for a time.
She is survived by one son, Matthew (Fran) Allen of Scandia; two daughters, Suzanne Doughty of Bradford and Jennifer (Mat) Burns of Beaver Falls; one brother, Michael (Lynda) Krakat of Bradford; six grandchildren, Ben Doughty, Sarah (Brandon) Donahoo, Zac Allen, Nic Allen, Dylan Burns and Rhett Burns; three great grandchildren, Finley, Avery and Shiloh and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by her step-father, George Krakat.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at the Grace Lutheran Church from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM with funeral services to immediately follow at 1:00 PM in the church with Pastor Aaron Reinard of the Scandia Covenant Church, officiating.
Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to the Grace Lutheran Church, 79 Mechanic St., Bradford, PA 16701, the BAHS Alumni Association, P.O. Box 754, Bradford, PA 16701 or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.
Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.