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Freda Rose Gaultney Allen
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1923
DeWitt County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 30, 1961
McLean County
Illinois, USA

July 31, 1961, Pantagraph

GIBSON CITY - (PNS) - Mrs. Dell (Freda) Allen, 37, of rural Anchor was dead on arrival at Gibson Community Hospital at 8:40 p.m.

She had been shot in the right temple with a .22 caliber rifle.

Mrs. Allen's husband told Ford County Coroner Frank Hunt III that his wife went into the bathroom of their farm house carrying the rifle and locked the door. A few minutes later he heard a gun shot.

He kicked in the door to find his wife on the floor.

A Gibson City ambulance was called. She died en route to the hospital.

A coroner's jury ruled Sunday night that she had taken her own life.

She was taken to the Lamb Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

She was born Sept. 15, 1923, at Clinton, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Gaultney. She was married to Del Allen June 29, 1940 at Clayton, Mo. She was a Le Roy resident before moving to the farm near Anchor 15 years ago.

Surviving are her husband; two daughters; Mrs. Pricella Lewis, Chicago; Dorothy Jean, at home; a son, David, at home; her father, William Gaultney, Le Roy; two sisters, Mrs. Georgia Denny, Farmer City; Mrs. LaVerne Craig, Le Roy; and a brother, Robert 903 W. Front, Bloomington.

Her mother and three brothers preceded her in death.
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  Merritt Delwon Allen (1917 - 1989)
Drummer Township Cemetery
Gibson City
Ford County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Jeff Allen
Record added: Mar 10, 2012
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Freda Rose <i>Gaultney</i> Allen
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Thinking of you and your brothers on this Pearl Harbor Day. Your Nephew, Kelley
- Kelley Allen
 Added: Dec. 7, 2012

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