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Virginia L. Allen, active in church Nov. 18, 1921 -- March 16, 2006

A funeral service for Virginia L. Allen of Cheektowaga will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Cheektowaga Community Baptist Church, 67 Dick Road.

Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Park, Amherst.

Mrs. Allen died Thursday in Greenfield Health Care, Lancaster, after a brief illness. She was 84.

Born Virginia Ranney in Buffalo, she graduated from South Park High School in 1938. She worked as an accounting and payroll clerk at American Brass from 1938 until retiring in 1982.

She was a 38-year member of the Cheektowaga Community Baptist Church, where she belonged to the Women of the Word Organization and was a church greeter.

She enjoyed gardening, bowling, reading and playing cards.

Her husband, Reginald, died in 1987.

She is survived by two sons, William of North Tonawanda and James of Derby; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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