Mrs. Isabelle Allen Todd
Published 5:46 pm Monday, October 15, 2018
Isabelle Allen Todd, 89, of Greenville, was ushered into the arms of Jesus on Saturday morning, Oct. 13, 2018.
Mrs. Todd was born March 18, 1929, in Atlanta, and was the third of five girls born to Winston Stiles “Jack” and Dorothy Daniel Allen. Married to Robert L. Todd III until his death in 2000, she was a loving wife and mother to three children, Lee, Jack and Gay.
She was a lifelong member of Greenville United Methodist Church and a graduate of Greenville High School. While at the University of Georgia, she was a member of the University’s tennis team and of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, serving as president her senior year. An educator, she worked for the Meriwether County School System for many years teaching English and social studies to third through eleventh graders.
Known affectionately as Izzy, she was a gentle soul who loved all people and always wore a beautiful smile. She enjoyed playing bridge, and her home was filled with family, friends, good food and love. A fabulous cook and talented baker, her table was a frequent gathering place. Among her other talents was her ability to beautifully memorialize events. As a collector of memories, she produced several books of poetry that captured forever special people and special moments.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert L. Todd III; her parents, Winston Stiles and Dorothy Daniel Allen; and her eldest sister, Dorothy Allen Turner. Survivors include her children, Robert Lee Todd IV and his wife and beloved daughter-in-law, Martha Ann Todd, Jack Allen Todd, and Laura Gay Todd, all of Greenville; two grandchildren, Carrie Chambers (Greg) of Durand and Lee Todd (Lanna) of Greenville; great-grandchildren, Brooks and Anna Grace Keller of Durand; sisters, Frances Ann Ferguson of Atlanta, Jane Mitchell of Waynesboro, and Stiles Estes (Arthur) of Gay; and many nieces and nephews.
The service was at noon, Monday, at the graveside in Greenville Cemetery with Reverend Jan Oglesbee officiating.
Memorials may be made to Greenville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 186, Greenville, GA 30222 or to Trinity United Methodist Church, 101 Palm Lane, Warm Springs, GA 31830.
Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.