Piqua Daily Call

December 15, 1927

Sarah Lenora (Brecount) Allen - "Mother of Piqua Attorney is Dead" - - At five o'clock this morning, as she slept, death came peacefully and quietly to Mrs. Sarah Brecount Allen at her home in Lena, Ohio, where she had been ill for the past two weeks. She not only was a member of a prominent family in the community in which she spent her life but she was the mother of Mr. Edward H. Allen, of this city, and had many devoted friends in Piqua.  Sarah Lenora Brecount Allen, was born at Lena, Ohio in 1847 and at the time of her death had attained the age of 80 years, 10 months and 20 days. She was the last of a large and prominent pioneer family, the daughter of Miles and Ann F. Brecount.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew J. Allen, to whom she had been united in marriage on June 3rd, 1873, and by her brothers, Edward and John and Charles Byron Brecount, her sisters, Mary Brecount Robinson and Matilda Brecount Grey. Her two older brothers, Edward and John, died while in the service of their country in the Civil War and her youngest brother, after graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University became a prominent minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Mrs. Allen was a life long and faithful member of the Lena Methodist Church, and for more than twenty-five years, a beloved teacher in the Sunday school. She was a great lover of flowers and her garden was remarkable for its beauty during the warm months and during the winter, she transformed the interior of her home into a veritable garden with the blossoms and plants she so lovingly tended. She was of a reserved disposition with an aversion to the superficialities of life, but, in character, she was strong and powerful, loving her home and her dear ones. She was a widely read and exceptionally intelligent woman, always keeping abreast of the times in her reading and her ideas.  Her girlhood was spent on a farm just across the road from the Allen farm, to which she came as a bride and has called 'home' ever since. This Allen farm will have been in the possession of the family for one hundred years next February.  She is survived by one son, Edward H. Allen, and three grandchildren, Elizabeth Lenora Allen, Edward H. Allen, Jr., and Mary Rose Allen, all of Piqua.  Funeral services will be held from her late home on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock.

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