|Birth: ||Dec. 20, 1923|
|Death: ||Jun. 2, 2009|
Mrs. Lydia Geraldine Allison, 85 years, 5 months and 12 days formerly of Keokuk, Iowa, now of Quincy, Illinois, Lincoln Douglas Apartments, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 3:50 a.m. at Sunset Home in Quincy.
She was the daughter of Theodore and Carrie Mae Gilbert Stice. She was born on December 20, 1923 in Lewiston, Missouri.
She was united in marriage to William Arthur Allison on November 19, 1947 in Plainview, Texas. He preceded her in death on September 7, 2003. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church of Keokuk, Iowa.
Lydia was employed by Sheller Globe for over 20 years. She enjoyed baking Christmas sugar cookies for her family, canning, reading, embroidery, and visiting family. She was famous in her family for her homemade noodles and coleslaw.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary R. Hudnut Redd of Maywood, Missouri and Linda L. Gibleon and her husband, Elmer, of Quincy, Illinois; three sons: Melvin Jr. Allison and his wife, Marlyce, of Denmark, Iowa, William Gary Allison and his wife, Robin, of Smithville, Missouri and Cletus E. Allison of Bedford, Texas; eight grandchildren, Glenda Mann of Quincy, Illinois, Gail Berry of Glenwood, Missouri, Glinton Gibleon and Tallie Meyer of Quincy, Illinois, Jerrilynn Reynolds of Winfield, Iowa, Elyssa Allison of Kansas City, Missouri, Nikki Allison of Ozark, Missouri and Jessica Allison of Smithville, Missouri; fifteen great grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five brothers and six sisters, and one grandson, Eric Wayne Allison.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM Friday, June 5, 2009 at DeJong's Funeral Home in Keokuk with Rev. Chuck Sackett officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Keokuk, Iowa.
Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 2009 at DeJong's Funeral Home with family meeting friends from 6 to 8 PM.
Memorials may be made to the family or donors choice.
Sunset Memorial Gardens
Plot: Memories Lot 471 Space 2
Created by: Lillie Riney
Record added: Jun 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37928459
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