Velma Caroline Allen, 95, passed away at 2:15 P.M. on Thursday, February 6, 2003 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.
Velma was born October 8, 1907 in Pittsburg, IL to William Thomas and Adith Fowler Edwards. She married Louie Allen December 19, 1925 in Pittsburg. He passed away on March 17, 1976.
Mrs. Allen was a homemaker and a member of Liberty #6 Freewill Baptist Church, and a 50 year member of the Eastern Star Lodge.
Son: Noel (Adilene) Allen-Marion
Son: James Lyndel (Wilma) Allen-Marion
Daughter: Laverne (Dale) Stroud-Marion
Eight Grandchildren: Jean (Bill) Genetti-Auburn, IL; Steve Stroud-East Cape, IL; Linda (Greg) Blumenstock, Jane (Gary) Clark, Rita McCluskey, Debbie (Wayne) Fosse, all of Marion. Robert (Vickie) Allen-Jacksonville, FL; Lisa (Glen) Claunch-Pittsburg.
Fourteen great grandchildren
Seven great-great grandchildren
Sister: Vertis Lam-Buford, GA
Her parents, husband, and an infant daughter preceded her in death.
Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2003 at 1:30 P.M. at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with the Rev. John Overturf officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday evening from 5:00 until 9:00 P.M. at Mitchell-Hughes.
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