Shirley A. Allen
Shirley A. Allen, 83, of DeKalb, Illinois, died Sunday, June 13, 2021, at her home surrounded by people she loved.
She was born January 16, 1938 in Greenfield, Tennessee, the daughter of Millard and Tennie Lee (Vermillion) Sharp. Shirley married James E. Allen on February 9, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois.
Shirley was employed at R.H. Wine Insurance Company for many years. She was a very artistic person, she enjoyed making cards, painting landscape and seascape. Shirley loved phoning family and friends with special greetings for birthdays and holidays. Her grandchildren called her Honey and their grandfather Jim, Pappa.
She is survived by her son, Tim (Ann) Allen of DeKalb; daughter, Kathy (Richard) Spejewski of Smithton, Illinois; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jim and brother Sam.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb. Burial will follow at East Dundee Township Cemetery in East Dundee.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 17 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Shirley A. Allen Memorial Fund, addressed to the Allen Family in care of Anderson Funeral Home, Ltd., P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com
or call 815-756-1022.
Published by The MidWeek News from Jun. 14 to Jun. 23, 2021.