William Woodrow Allen
William Woodrow ALLEN, age 91, of Mount Vernon, IL. passed
away at 10:35 a.m., Thursday, March 13, 2008 at his
residence in Mount Vernon, IL.
He was born January 4, 1917 in Wickliffe, KY to William
Allen and Bea Etta (HOLDER) ALLEN.
He married Clara Marie (SUMMERS) ALLEN on October 16, 1937
in Mount Vernon, IL. and she preceded him in death on March
William worked at Autolite Factory and Mount Vernon Canteen
Co. in Mount Vernon, IL. William loved fishing, hunting,
trapping and the outdoors. He was also a huge fan of
baseball and boxing. He served with the U.S. Navy during
World War II.
William is survived by two daughters: Georgetta "Stormy"
STEDMAN and husband Cliff of Mount Vernon, IL, Glenda CATES
CLARK and husband Charles of Mount Vernon, IL; one son: John
"Bill" William Allen and wife Judy of Phoenix, AZ.; five
grandchildren: Shannon Robertson of Paducah, KY, Nicole
ARMENT and husband Justin of Chesterfield, MO, Elizabeth
PERSINGER and husband George of Omaha, IL, Toni HOUSEWORTH
and husband Rick of Belle Rive, IL, John Stewart ALLEN and
wife Julie of Springerville, AZ; eight great-grandchildren;
10 great-great grandchildren; one brother: Bruce ALLEN of
Orient, IL; two special friends: Gary BADGETT and Richard
HOPPER; one niece and several nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three
brothers and three sisters and his beloved son-in-law Bob
Funeral Service will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2008
at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, IL with Reverend
Dwight JONES and Reverend Steve EDWARDS officiating. Full
Military Honors will be conducted at the cemetery. Interment
will be in the Denning Cemetery in West Frankfort, IL.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 15,
2008 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, IL. For those
who wish, memorials may be given to the American Cancer
Society and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be
mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon,
Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: March 14, 2008
Submitted by Debbie V.