Earl ALLEN, 79, Bonnie, died at 11:20 a.m. Saturday in the Jeffersonian Nursing Home
in Mt. Vernon.
Mr. ALLEN was born in Jefferson County December 26, 1924, in Bonnie. He married Freda
MERRIMAN who preceded him in death November 16, 1982.
He was a retired farmer and a member of the Jefferson County Agriculture Stabilization
and Conservation Service. He served for two years as community committeeman and 30 years
as elected county committeeman for the ASCS.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Johnston Funeral Home in Ina
with the Rev. David SCHLAG officiating. Burial will follow in the Kirk Cemetery in Ina.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
He is survived by four sons, Paul, Lowell and Buddy ALLEN all of Bonnie, and Donald ALLEN
of Mattoon; one daughter, Mrs. Roy (Norma) HARVILL of Bonnie; one sister, Margaret TROUT
of Centralia; 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Ray ALLEN; one
granddaughter, Vera ALLEN; five sisters and two brothers.
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta