Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Trinity
Episcopal Church, with the Rev. James Cravens
Burial will be in New Union Cemetery.
Mrs. Metelko and her husband owned and operated
the Montgomery Ward store in Lincoln. She also had
been a clerk at Sears, Roebuck and a foster
grandparent at Lincoln Developmental Center.
She was born May 7, 1916, in Middletown to Eddie
and Luella Mills Allen. She married Frank T. Metelko
on June 24, 1939, in Lincoln; he preceded her in
death on July 30, 1981.
She is survived by two daughters, Brenda (and
Russell) Pratt of Oakford and Linda Metelko of
Topeka; two brothers, Harry Lee Allen of Mason City
and Charles (and Norma) Allen of Atlanta; one
sister, Marie Skelton of Middletown; nine
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers,
Calvin, Hubert C. and Eddie Allen Jr.
She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church,
Beta Sigma Phi sorority and Veterans of Foreign Wars
Memorials may be made to a fund that has been
established for her grandchildren's education.
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