|Birth: ||Dec. 17, 1919|
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 2004|
Irabelle was the daughter of Ralph C. Staples of North Berwick, York County, Maine and Mildred B. Bucklin Staples of North Berwick, York County, Maine. Mildred and Ralph were married on 29 May 1917 in North Berwick, York County, Maine. Mildred and Ralph had one child. Irabelle Staples was born on 17 December 1919 in Sanford, York County, Maine.
Irabelle married Ernest C. Allen on 30 October 1943 in Sanford, York County, Maine. Irabelle and Ernest had three children. They were: Richard Allen Staples was born on ; Ernestine "Tina" Allen Staples was born on ; and Linda Staples was born on .
Note: Irabelle S. Allen, 84, of Bauneg Beg Hill Road, North Berwick, and formerly of Elm Street, Springvale, has died. She was born in Sanford, a daughter of Ralph, and Mildred (Bucklin) Staples, and graduated from Sanford High School. On 30 October 1943, Irabelle married Ernest C. Allen, and shared 51 years of marriage, before his death, June 4, 1995. Mrs. Allen was a bookkeeper, and helpmate, in her husband's business, Ernest Allen Trucking. She loved living on the farm, and being able to grow their own fruits, and vegetables. It was a lot of work, but she relished in the fact she could freeze, can, and store vegetables, to eat throughout the winter months. She had two days a week where she would bake bread, and was well known for her pickles, cakes, and apple pies. Many times, she fed the work crews that were around the garage. Irabelle had a soft spot for her animals, especially, her dogs. Mr. and Mrs. Allen enjoyed camping, up and down the East Coast, and traveling to Florida. A spiritual, and generous woman, Mrs. Allen was an active member of her church. Teaching Sunday school, being a member of the Gleaners and missionary council, Irabelle was a happy participate. She was a member of the Mousam Lake Grange, the Maine State Granges, and the York Pomona. She held membership with the Order of Eastern Star, Ruth Chapter, Springvale. Mrs. Allen will long be remembered for her special card ministry – she made sure anyone that needed a birthday card, or special pick me up note, received one. An avid reader, she enjoyed Christian books, and Biographies. Survivors include her son: Richard Allen, of Green Cove Springs, Florida, and two daughters, Ernestine "Tina" Allen, of Seminole, Fl, and Linda Marx, of North Berwick. Also, 8 grandchildren. Rev. Dennis Reeves officiated. Interment at Oakdale Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Service, C/O Mia Millefoglie, 15 Industrial Park Road, Saco, Maine 04072
Ernest Carlton Allen (1925 - 1995)*
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