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Elizabeth Mae "Liz" Gurley Allen
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1939
Montgomery County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 2012
Madison County
Illinois, USA


Elizabeth Mae "Liz" Allen, age 73, of Edwardsville, IL died at 8:55 a.m. Sunday, March 25, 2012 at her home.

Liz was born in Litchfield, IL to Daniel and Bessie Gurley, long deceased. She is survived by the joys of her life, her sons Brad, Rick and Ron (Becki) and her grandchildren Ross, Ricky Lee, Myles, Hunter and Sloane.

In addition, she is survived by her brothers Louie Gurley, John (Connie) Gurley and her sisters Joretta Gurley, Janet (Ken) Easterday and Berneice Gurley, sister-in-law Irene Gurley, and special friend and dance partner Ed Kane for many years. Liz was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert and Frank, and her daughter-in-law Tracie Allen.

Liz was the owner of Liz's Shirt Shack, a downtown Edwardsville T-shirt shop from 1977 2000. She, also, worked for many years at Holiday Cleaners. Most recently, she was the sextant for Woodlawn Cemetery, where she helped organize the Memorial Day services, along with her daily duties of maintaining the grounds, providing history and general information to anyone who stopped in.

Liz was an excellent Imperial swing dancer, as well as ballroom, from which she had many fans. She was, also, an adoptive parent to many wildlife creatures, needing care or a home. Her stories were well known, many featured in the Intelligencer.

A special thank you is extended to her cousin, Barb Sisson, for her tireless dedication and assistance to Liz in her time of need. We would also like to thank the ALS Society for all of their support and assistance.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Weber & Rodney Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the funeral home. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Edwardsville.

In lieu of flowers, Liz requested donations be made to the ALS Society of St. Louis, 2258 Weldon Parkway St. Louis, MO. 63146.

Published in Edwardsville Intelligencer from March 26 to March 27, 2012 
Family links: 
  Daniel Pierce Gurley (1911 - 1988)
  Bessie Elizabeth Myers Gurley (1919 - 1983)
  Robert Daniel Gurley (1937 - 1996)*
  Elizabeth Mae Gurley Allen (1939 - 2012)
  Lewis Emery Gurley (1943 - 2014)*
  Frank Wayne Gurley (1948 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
Woodlawn Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Mar 26, 2012
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