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Bobbie G. Allen, 82, a resident of McLeansboro, IL, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017 at the Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.
He was born February 25, 1935 in Hamilton County, IL to Joseph and Jinkie (McMahon) Allen. In life he was an oil field worker and was a member of the Dale Pentecost Church.
Bobbie is survived by his beloved wife of over 60 years, Mary L. (Hinds) Allen, one son; Timothy Allen of McLeansboro, IL, one daughter; Linda (Edward) Shelton of Dale, IL, daughter-in-law; Sandy Allen of Broughton, IL, one sister; Ruby Scarber of Farmington, NM, seven grandchildren; Brittany and Brianna Shelton of McLeansboro, Amy (Jesse) Shepard and Aaron Allen of McLeansboro, Stephanie (Jamie) Knight, Bobby (Alicia) Allen and Lisa Allen of Broughton, IL. Ten great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son; Edward Allen, grandchild; Jennifer Lee Allen, one brother; John F. Allen, four sisters; Faye Morris, Lillie Weedman, Thelma Farris and Alice Allen.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with Rev. Mike Glenn and Rev. Randall Ragan officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
The Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro is in charge of arrangements.
Published on May 31, 2017
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