Mineko Yasui Allnutt

January 1, 1928February 6, 2013

Mineko Allnutt, 85, of Harpers Ferry passed away peacefully at home on February 6, 2013 surrounded by family. Born January 1, 1928 in Yokohama, Japan; she was the daughter of the late Goichi Yasui and Hatuko Yasui.

In addition to her parents, Mineko is preceded in death by her husband Harvey C. Allnutt; one brother, Kazuo Yasui; and one sister, Chizuko Yasui.

She is survived by her children, Nancy Thompson and her husband Joseph Thompson, George Allnutt and his wife Annie Allnutt, and Irene McGuinn; one sister, Chieko Takagi; one brother Shigeo Yasui; seven grandchildren, Betty Powers, Joseph Thompson, Jr., Teresa Thompson, Michiko Jarrett and her husband Jonathan Jarrett, Holly Williams and her husband Tim Williams, Leslie Ceravalo and her husband Joe Ceravalo, Alisa Jenkins and her husband Mike Jenkins; and 13 great grandchildren, Kelci Powers, Danielle, Zach and Tony Thompson, David Jarrett, Rachael and Emily Williams, Preston and Maddalena Ceravalo, Robert and Erica Bowers, Callie and Austin Jenkins.

Memorial Services will be Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 1pm at Rosedale Funeral Home in Martinsburg, WV. Internment will immediately follow.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401. Martinsburg, WV 25401.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mineko Yasui Allnutt

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Leslie Allnutt- Ceravalo

February 14, 2013

My Nanny, I will miss you always. You are in my heart in soul!

We Love you, Joe, Leslie, Preston & Maddalena Ceravalo

Ellen Barker

February 12, 2013

Aunt Shorty,
I am glad that I got to know you and to share a very small part of my life with you. I will always remember your kindness to me. Love Sissy

February 11, 2013

To the family of Mineko, I'm sorry for your loss of such a good person. I worked with Mineko at Shepherd Dining Hall, she was known as Shorty. She was one of God's blessed. The last time I saw Mineko was at Martins'Store . Always had a smile and a hug. Remember she is in heaven. Love in Christ Mrs Marcia Hanifan. 99 Hunt Dr Kearneysville W v 25430

Rhonda Smith

February 11, 2013

To Ms. Shorty's family,
She was one of the kindest, most caring people I have every been blessed to know. Although she is now gone physically, she will always be in every heart and she touched many. I know when she reached the heavenly gates, Mr. Harvey was standing there waiting with a smile and with that I know she is doing fine. May God give you comfort during this time.
With much love,

Tamarra Lee

February 11, 2013

Michiko and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. There is nothing like a grandmother's love. May God bless you all.

Sherry Johnson

February 10, 2013

Shorty, I am so thankful you were a part of my life. You were always so good to me.I enjoyed spending time with you when we came to visit. You were so funny. We laughed and had a good time. You will always be special to me and will remain in my heart. I love you and I will miss you. Give Harvey <3 HUGS from me. Sending much Love, thoughts and Prayers to your family. <3 HUGS

Misti Cook

February 10, 2013

You will be missed by many!! Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I love you, guys!!!

Kim Viands

February 8, 2013


My life has been blessed because you have been a part of it for so many years. Thank you for welcoming me as one of your own. I will forever treasure the memories that I have shared with you. I love you and will miss you until we meet again. To the family, thank you for sharing this beautiful woman with me. I love all of you and continue to pray for you in this time of need.