Allen W. McClymonds
Allen W. McClymonds, 89, of Slippery Rock, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, under the care of Orchard Manor, Grove City.
Allen, son of the late Charles M. and Bertha Irene (White) McClymonds, was born Jan. 6, 1930, in Butler. He married Melissa I. (Henry) McClymonds, June 12, 1959.
Allen graduated from Slippery Rock High School, class of 1948. He mowed many lawns in Slippery Rock, clerked in the A& P Grocery, and later worked at Armco.
After graduating from Grove City College in 1952, he worked at Slippery Rock State Teacher's College. While there, he saw the college become a university and served the school for 44 years, retiring in 1997 as director of business services.
Allen was a member of North Liberty Presbyterian Church, where he served on the building committee, church session and board of trustees, taught adult Sunday school classes and chaperoned many youth activities.
He served many years as scout leader of Troop 81 of Grove City, seeing his son Philip reach the rank of Eagle Scout and also accompanied the scouts on camping and canoeing trips.
Allen enjoyed reading, traveling, camping and hiking with family, old cars, Pirate games, and the great outdoors, especially mountains and forests.
He and his wife Melissa honeymooned in Alaska and had visited all 50 states. He was the proud father of two children, Philip McClymonds of Beaver Falls, and Ann of Grove City.
Surviving Allen are his wonderful grandchildren Andrew, Ryan, and Olivia McClymonds of Beaver Falls; and Benjamin Smith of Grove City; son, Philip and wife Beth; daughter Ann and husband Jeff; and wife of 60 years, Melissa.
Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Bertha McClymonds.
He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. The family would like to thank their friends at North Liberty Presbyterian Church and the staff of Orchard Manor for their care and loving concern.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Scholarship Fund of Slippery Rock University, or the Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Unit at Orchard Manor in Grove City.

Allen W., 89, of Slippery Rock.
Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (11-20-19) at the SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 421 New Castle St., Slippery Rock, and 1 p.m. to the time of service Thursday (11-21-19) at North Liberty Presbyterian Church, 209 North Liberty-Plain Grove Road, Grove City, 16127.
Funeral services: 2 p.m. Thursday at the church, with Rev. Jerry Mahaffey presiding.
Interment: Slippery Rock Cemetery.
Published on November 17, 2019


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Kay Baker
Nov 19, 2019
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Debbie Cornelius
Nov 18, 2019
The Cornelius family sending our condolences to Melissa & family.