Ann Marie Allison

Ann M. Sari Allison, 87, of Riverview, Ellwood City, surrounded by family and loved ones, peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, the morning of Sunday, November 23, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Ellport on December 9, 1926 to the late Frank Sari and the late Mary Black Sari.

In addition to her parents, Ann was preceded in death by her sister Mary (and Frank) Madar, her brother Frank Sari, and her beloved daughter, Cheryl Ann Hall. She is survived by her devoted husband, Earl M. Allison, her loving son, E. David (and Kathleen) Allison of Ellwood City, her son-in-law, Gerald Hall of North Carolina, her sisters Bertha Pasquale and Elsie (and Dominic) Caruso and her brother, Charles "Sonny" (and Lois) Sari. She is also survived by her adoring grandchildren Eric C. (and Caroline) Hall, Alecia Ann Allison, Nathan C. (and Cassie) Hall, Captain Jonathan D. (and Shanna) Allison, Jessica R. (and Jake) Barzen, and very special great grandchildren Aidan Hall, Alexandra Marie Allison, Garrett Hall, Allison Rae ("little Allie") Barzen, Ashton David Allison, Tyler Hall and many other family members close cousins, nieces and nephews.

Ann Allison loved shopping, antiquing, playing cards and board games, spending time with her family and laughing. She was known for her sayings and quoting Bible verses when confronted with any situation. She could find a four leaf clover or anything shiny (including loose change) on the ground quicker than anyone and enjoyed the beauty of everyday life as the matriarch of a family with an unbreakable bond and an unforgettable devotion to their wife/mother/Nan. Ann was always supportive, spunky and positive, a breast cancer survivor, a diabetic, and triumphant over several heart attacks but her undying love for God, family and faith never wavered. God decided to bring one of His best creations home when He called for Ann. She was a Christian and belonged to the Park Alliance Church in Ellwood City. Ann/Nana touched many, many lives and you felt privileged if you knew her because she made you want to be warmer, kinder, and gentler. She will sincerely be missed by all who knew her, although we will all see her again one day. Ann truly "fought the good fight" and served as a beautiful example of love and faith to everyone in her presence.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. today, Tuesday, November 25, 2014 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Friends may also call from 10 A.M. until the time of service at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Park Alliance Church, 701 Jefferson Avenue, Ellwood City, with Rev. John McCready, her pastor, officiating.

Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, North Sewickley Township.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Ann’s name, to Park Alliance Church.

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