Grace P. Allen
Mrs. Grace P. Allen,85, of Preemption, Ill., died at 8:50 a.m. Friday at
St. Luke's Hospital in Davenport, Iowa, after an extended illness.
She is survived by 109 descendants.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the East Side Missionary
Baptist church in Mt. Vernon, with the Rev. Ray Wilkey of Belle Rive officiating.
Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix after 2 p.m. Sunday.
Mrs. Allen was born July 26, 1890, in Jefferson county, the daughter of
Hardy and Delilah Elizabeth (Knight) Pigg. She was married in Mt. Vernon, on
March 2, 1907, to Don Clarence Allen. He preceded her in death in 1961.
She attended schools in Mt. Vernon, and was a member of the East Side
Missionary Baptist church.
Mrs. Allen is survived by three sons, Corben of Pico Rivera, Cal., Gale of
Adelalnto, Cal., and Hardy, of Placerville, Cal.; seven daughters, Mrs. Savanah
Warren and Mrs. Alma Whitsitt, both of Preemption, Mrs. Roberta Taylor of Pico
Rivera, Cal., Mrs. Lena Hayes of Santa Fe Springs, Cal., Mrs. Anne Peterson of
Apple Valley, Cal., Mrs. Freeda Smith of La Puente, Cal., and Mrs. Delilah Winn
of Reevesville, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Badett of Raytown, Mo., Mrs.
Alberta Daves of Galesburg, and Mrs. Margaret Wolfe of Grays Lake, Ill.; 26 grandchildren,
59 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother, and a sister, and
three sons, Larren, who was shot down over the South Pacific during World War II, Gillman, and
Austin, who died in infancy.
Submitted by: Ken Richardson