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Elizabeth Speissegger Allen

Elizabeth Speissegger Allen
  • June 7, 1934 - April 16, 2020
  • North Charleston, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
  • St. Andrews Parish United Methodist Church
    3225 Ashley River Road
    Charleston, SC 29414

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“Bob and FamilyI am so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Mary Kot - Macon - Coworker

“Woking with you Bob and reading the lovely words about your mother I will guess that some of your wonderful care of the students is from her spirit...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Anne Kelly - Decatur, GA

“Hello Bob,I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing! May the Lord be with you and your family during your time of bereavement. I wish you Peace...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Zelda Kendrick-Hill - Macon, GA

“Mom and Elizaberh were best of friends, and helped each other in different ways over the years. Mom still talks about playing hand and foot into the...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Karen Pocta - Charlotte, NC

“Mama,You are the glue that has held this family together.You are such a beautiful person. 3 sons, 1 daughter, 3 grandsons, 9 granddaughters, 4 great...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Bill ALLEN - Lawrenceville, GA

“one memory that stand out is her weddinf day when mary gave her a wedding present to be open when they got to the motel for the night. The wedding...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: caroline mitchell - Highpoint, NC

“Betsy and family, I will always remember your mother's kindness to me in letting me stay with you and the family in her home for an entire week while...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Ann Whitten - Aiken, SC - Friend


Elizabeth Speissegger Allen, 85, of North Charleston, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest Thursday, April 16, 2020. Her Private Graveside Service will be held Saturday, April 18, 2020 in Magnolia Cemetery, 70 Cunnington Avenue. A service to celebrate her life will be announced at a later time. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel.

Elizabeth was born June 7, 1934 in Charleston, South Carolina, daughter of the late Dr. William Henley Smith Speissegger and Laura Agnes Saville Speissegger. She was a graduate of Queens College, Charlotte, NC and retired Trident Academy Business Manager. She was a member of St. Andrews Parish United Methodist Church.

Elizabeth will be sorely missed by all who knew her. She was a gracious host to her friends, and her home was the fulcrum of the family. She is survived by her three sons, William S. Allen (Ellen) of Lawrenceville, GA, Robert A. Allen of Macon, GA, John D. Allen (Kelly) of Brooklyn, NY; daughter, Betsy Allen Fanning (Jack) of Charleston, SC; sister, Caroline S. Mitchell (John) of Highpoint, NC; brother, Roger Allen (Peggy) of Chiefland, FL; twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and four nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister Mary S. Robertson.

The family would like to thank the heroic caregivers at Harmony of West Ashley Memory Care as well as Crescent Hospice for their expert care and heartfelt kindness which they generously provided. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Andrews Parish United Methodist Church, 3225 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC, 29414.

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