LEWISTOWN - Joan A. Russler, 81, of Lewistown, died at 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Lewistown Hospital.
Born July 23, 1931, in Yeagertown, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Ruth (Gray) Allen and Gilbers S. and Bertha (Kappell) Allen.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a half brother, Walter S. Allen.
She is survived by: son, Seth Allen of San Diego, Calif.; and siblings, Harvey G. Allen, of Murrysville, Helen Allen McLaughlin, of Reading, and Janet L. Allen, of Lewistown.
She was a 1949 graduate of Lewistown High School and a graduate of Thompson Business School. She was a bookkeeper for S&S Chevrolet, member of Lake Park United Methodist Church and Laureate XI Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Lake Park United Methodist Church, 400 Crystal Springs Ave., Lewistown, with Pastor Randy Traxler officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Saturday, at the church.
Memorials contributions may be made to Lake Park United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are under the care of Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown.