Beatrice Allen, 73

Beatrice Allen, 73, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. She was a self-employed domestic for many years and also a fun-loving and dedicated nursing assistant at Beebe Medical Center for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach.

Allen was preceded in death by her parents, Dallas Dean and Paulene Allen. She is survived by four sons, Paul Allen and his wife, Regina, of Milton, Del., James Allen and his wife, Kathleen, of Delmar, Del., John Bishop and his wife, Cheryl, of Lincoln, Del., and Earl Allen of Smyrna, Del.; one daughter, Janet Bishop and her husband, Steven, of Harbeson, Del.; one brother, Thomas Allen of Seaford, Del.; one sister, Ann Sheppard of Maryland; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, Del., where friends may call at noon. Interment will be in Peoples Memorial Park at Midway.