Ellen Louise Madry Allsbrook, age 97 died peacefully Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Springmoor in Raleigh.
Born August 15, 1914 in Hobgood, NC, she grew up in Enfield, NC. She was the daughter of the late John Herbert and Annie Barfield Madry and was also preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, the late Ernest Reginald Allsbrook, who passed away in 2006; her sister, Susan Madry and brothers, Clyde and Thurman Madry; granddaughter, Rita Allsbrook Riley; daughter-in-law, Deborah Allsbrook; and son-in-law, Floyd Brock.
She was a homemaker and a member of Fairmont United Methodist Church which she dearly loved. She served as president of the Opti-Ms. Club of Raleigh; an officer in the Capital Chapter of the Eastern Star; a Girl Scout Brownie troop leader and a Boy's Cub Scout troop leader. She also enjoyed her volunteer work with Meals on Wheels.
Among her favorite interests were bowling, writing poetry about family and friends and romance novels, square dancing and she especially loved working with her husband in their beautiful azalea gardens.
For many years, she and her husband enjoyed traveling and dividing their time between Raleigh and Nokomis, FL.
Surviving are two sons, Ernest Reginald Allsbrook, Jr. and wife, Margo of Smithfield, NC and Robert Douglas Allsbrook of Wilmington, NC; a daughter, Donna Allsbrook Broadwell and husband, Ed of Asheville, NC; three grandchildren: Richard Allsbrook of Russell Springs, KY, Stephen Brock of Wilmington, NC, and Diana Jones of Charlotte, NC; her sister, Anne Armacost of Finksburg, MD; six great-grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.
The family expresses a very heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Springmoor who gave outstanding care and relentless love.
A graveside service will be held at 12:00 noon at Montlawn Memorial Park followed by a memorial service at Springmoor Retirement Community at 2 pm on Sunday, August 12, 2012.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Springmoor Retirement Community, Residents' Supplemental Assistance Fund, 1500 Sawmill Road, Raleigh, NC 28715.
Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary's St. Raleigh, NC 27605, (919) 828-4311.