|Birth: ||Mar. 3, 1887|
|Death: ||Jun. 24, 1988|
Charles W. Allen Sr., 91, of Athens, formerly of Springfield, died at 10:45 a.m. Friday at his residence.
He was born in Blue Mound on March 31, 1897, the son of James W. and Amanda A. Montgomery Allen. He married Sarah Blanche Lofton in Kansas City, Mo., in 1921. She died in 1986. Also preceding him in death were his parents; one daughter, Julia Marie McArthur; three brothers; and three sisters.
Mr. Allen was a member of Palmyra Primitive Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer, and was formerly employed by the Springfield Art Association.
Surviving are two sons, Charles W. Jr. of Pawnee and John R. of Noble; five daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Vena M.) Freer of Athens, Mrs. Gregory (Vera B.) Ross of Iowa Park, Texas, Mrs. Robert (Mary A.) Myers of Lacassine, La., Mrs. Joseph (Lila I.) Jeannice of Lake Charles, La., and Mrs. Janet Howard of Springfield; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Services: Vancil Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elder James Harris and the Rev. Phillip Snider officiating. Burial: Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL) - June 25, 1988
Sarah Blanche Lofton Allen (1900 - 1986)*
Roselawn Memorial Park
Plot: Section K Garden of Peace Lot 156 Grave 2
Created by: BjJ
Record added: Sep 29, 2009
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