Betty Ruth (Sidwell) Allen (1924 - 2015)


Betty R. Allen, 91, Brownstown
Betty Ruth Allen, 91, of Brownstown, died at 10 p.m. on Monday at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care in Vandalia.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Liberty Christian Church in Brownstown, with the Rev. Jim Dann officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of services on Saturday at the church. Memorials: Liberty Christian Church or Golden Years Club. Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home in Brownstown was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at
Mrs. Allen was born on Saturday, Oct. 4, 1924, in St. Elmo, the daughter of Luman and Lura L. (Darnell) Sidwell. She married Dennis A. Allen on Dec. 3, 1944; he died in 1997.
Survivors include sons, Michael D. Allen and his wife Donna of Brownstown, and Robert E. Allen and his wife Diane of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey; and daughter, Connie D. and her husband Daniel Largent of Brownstown.
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Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home
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Brownstown, IL 62418
(618) 427-3344
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Published in The Leader-Union from Oct. 28 to Nov. 4, 2015