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Jerry D. Allen


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Jerry D. Allen Obituary
CLAYTON, Ill. -- Jerry D. Allen, 84, of the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, formerly of Clayton, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the home.

Born July 2, 1933, in Schuyler County, Jerry was a son of Gilbert and Julia Prunty Allen. He married Betty L. Stevens on July 2, 1955, in Clayton. She preceded him in death on Dec. 19, 2000.

Jerry served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked on the farm most of his life including 20 years with Moore's Seed Co. in Camp Point. He then worked for Titan Wheel for 10 years, retiring in 1996 but went on to work for Siloam Springs State Park, Kuhns Implement and Basch and Skinner after he "retired." He loved being outside tinkering with his tractors and mowing his yard.

Survivors include two daughters, Beverly (Tim) Bell of Quincy and Bonnie (Rob) Power of Ewing, Mo.; five grandchildren, Amanda (Luke) Roberts of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, McKenzie (Greg) Taute of Clayton, Heather (Jason) Self of California, Cassie Power of Lewistown, Mo., and Paul Power of Canton, Ill.; four great-grandchildren, Parker and Sophia Taute of Clayton, and Tayvion Clay and Jackson Power of Lewistown; two sisters, Judy Robeson and Norma Kindhart of Rushville; three sisters-in-law, Linda Allen and Lela Allen of Camden, and Pat Patton of Clayton; many nieces and nephews; and a longtime friend, Norma Babcock of Emerson, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his father- and mother-in-law, Don and Helen Stevens; and two brothers, Ferris "Bud" Allen and Terry Allen.

SERVICES: 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at Hamilton Funeral Home in Clayton with the Rev. Ronald Graham conducting. Burial with military honors will follow in South Side Cemetery in Clayton.

VISITATION: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Hamilton Funeral Home in Clayton.

MEMORIALS: Blessing Foundation for Hospice or the Illinois Veterans Home Activity Fund.

WEBSITE: hamiltonfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS: Hamilton Funeral Home, Clayton.

Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com.
Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from June 14 to June 16, 2018
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