SPRINGFIELD - Nell Allen, 91, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at St. John's Hospital.
She was born on November 29, 1921 in Hardinsburg, KY, the daughter of the late Warnie and Lillian (Carmen) Horsley. She married William R. Allen on Feb. 24, 1944 in Louisville, KY and he preceded her in death in November of 1996.
Mrs. Allen was a homemaker and was a longtime member of Central Baptist Church in Springfield.
She is survived by two sons, Richard (wife Sanne) Allen of Sammamish, WA, and David (wife Marilyn) Allen of Springfield; a son-in-law Phil Hinds of Apache Junction, AZ; four grandsons, Robert Hinds, Jason Allen, Jeff Allen, and Chris Allen; and two granddaughters, Kathryn (husband Mark) Andrews, and Courtney Allen.
Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Hinds, and a sister Virginia Horsley.
Services are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen, Springfield. Per her wishes, cremation services will be accorded. Graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 1 pm at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, with Rev. Mary Ellen Sharp officiating.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Hospice, 800 E. Carpenter, Springfield, IL 62769 or the
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