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Laura Abigail Allyn, 97

Laura Abigail Allyn, 97, of Warren Center, PA, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 in Aurora, CO. Born on April 9, 1913 in West Warren, she was a daughter of the late Jessie and Frances (Dewing) Brainard. She attended school in Warren Center until the 11th grade and then boarded with families to graduate from Towanda High School in 1929.

Following high school, Laura entered the Mansfield Teachers College and graduated in 1931. She was a schoolteacher in East Towanda until she married Merton Allyn in 1934.

She lived with her loving daughter and companion, Iva, for many years, caring for her until her death. For many years, she worked in the Warren Center Elementary School cafeteria, always enjoying the children and encouraging them to further their education.

A member of the Warren Center United Methodist Church, she enjoyed fellowship with the Warren Center Senior Citizens and was much beloved in her community.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Elwyn and Ellie Allyn, whom she resided with in Colorado; her grandchildren, Laurie Allyn, Joseph Allyn, Deborah (Allyn) Cameron and Rebecca Allyn; great-grandchildren, Lindsay, Brandi, Wendy and Nate Cameron and Abigail, Zachary and Anthony Allyn; her sister, Margaret Pitcher; sisters-in-law: Genevive Arey and Minnie Brainard; numerous nieces and nephews, who offered Laura much loving care and support when she was in Warren Center. Laura was predeceased by her husband, Merton Allyn in 1966; daughter, Iva Allyn in 1992; sisters, Beatrice Oakley and Theresa Rockwell, and a brother, Albert Brainard. 

Funeral services and a celebration of Laura's life were held on Tuesday, March 8 at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Interment was in the Warren Center Cemetery. A period of visitation and time of sharing memories was held on Monday, March 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel. Memories and condo-lences may be shared by visiting the website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com.

Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Warren Center Senior Center, PO Box 24, Warren Center, PA 18851 or the Warren Township Volunteer Fire Dept., c/o Mr. Paul Moran, 7299 LeRaysville Road, Rome, PA 18837 in loving memory of Laura Abigail Allyn. 

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