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Bernice Maxine Bernie Allen, 83 of Bonita Springs, FL passed away peacefully Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Joannes House at Hope Hospice. Formerly of Belleville, IL she had been a resident of Bonita Springs since 1991. Bernie was born October 19, 1933 in Dale, IL a daughter of the late Harry Lester and Felcie Pearl (Nelson) Muehlenbein. Together with her husband Ollie, they owned The Flower Basket in Collinsville, IL for many years. She enjoyed crocheting and gardening, as well as taking care of her home and family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Oliver Louis Ollie Allen in 2005; son, Brian Thomas Tom Allen in 1989; and four siblings. Survivors include her loving children, Mark (Elisabeth) Allen of Alexandria, VA and Pamela (Lyle) Olsen of Omaha, NE; sister, Bonnie (Kenneth) Nelson of McLeansboro, IL; grandchildren, Christopher (Yuhong Zeng) Olsen, Jared Olsen, Sarah Allen and Caroline Allen; and great grandchildren, Daniel and Jayden Olsen. She will be laid to rest beside her husband and son at Sugar Camp Cemetery, Belle Rive, IL. Funeral Services will be private. Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.ShikanyFuneralHome.com. Memorials can be made in Bernies name to Joannes House at Hope Hospice, 27200 Imperial Parkway, Bonita Springs, FL 34135.
Published on May 31, 2017
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