Hundreds Remember Terry Sue Allen, West Virginia's First Female Volunteer Fire Chief

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | February 11, 2018
Hundreds of volunteer and professional firefighters from all over North Central West Virginia have lost a valued colleague and mentor.
After an extended illness, Terry Sue Allen, age 69, of Anmoore, WV passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born October 17, 1948 in Clarksburg, WV; the daughter of the late Terrence Bramer and Loretta (Starr) Bramer.
Terry is survived by her husband of 49 years, Edward Milton Allen Sr. of Anmoore, WV; a daughter, Meredith McClain & her husband, Mark of Anmoore, WV; two grandchildren, Eric McClain and Bailey Levi McClain; three sisters, Mary Jo Nickoden of Georgia, Sharon Bramer Hall of Clarksburg, WV and Carol Bramer of Clarksburg, WV.
In addition to her parents, Terry was preceded in death by her infant son, Edward Milton Allen, Jr.; a niece, Cynthia Ann Goff.
Terry was a fireman for over 40 plus years for the Anmoore Volunteer Fire Department. She was the first volunteer female fire chief in West Virginia.  She dedicated her entire life to the safety of the residents and businesses in Anmoore, East View and the surrounding neighborhoods.
She was a member of the Anmoore Methodist Church.  Terry also served as the Anmoore Town Council recorder and was a member of the Recreation Committee.
The Allen family would like to Thank Amedisys Hospice.
Family and friends were received at Davis Funeral Home, 124 Olen Thomas Dr., Clarksburg Friday, February 9, 2018 from 3:00 – 8:00 pm. Funeral service were held in the Chapel of Davis Funeral Home on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Doug Joseph, presiding.
Interment followed at Marshville Baptist Church Cemetery.  Chief Allen's casket was taken to the cemetery by firetruck where former colleagues and friends served as pallbearers. 

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