M. Eileen Allen
M. Eileen Allen, 85, of Springfield, died at 2:15 am, Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Vonderleith Living Center in Mt. Pulaski. She was born January 16, 1928 in Aurora, to William and Jessie Hutchinson Mackiney. She married Ernest W. Allen in June 1948 and he survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Linda Allen (Allen Diehm) and JoAnn McCauley (William Sweeton, Jr.) both of Springfield; two sons, Ernest R. (Barbara) Allen of Mexico, Mo and John “Joe” (Diane) Allen of Norfolk, VA; ten grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; one brother William (JoAnn) Mackiney and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; step father Maurice Deckens Sr.; one daughter, Bonnie Allen and one half-brother, Maurice Deckens Jr.
Eileen, was a member the Fraternal Order of Eagles; she enjoyed lunching with her high school friends and being outside and cross stitching.
Visitation: 9-11 am, Monday, July 29, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11 am, Monday, July 29, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home. Her son, John “Joe” Allen will be officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Vonderlieth Living Center; Alzheimer’s Association or to Safe Haven Hospice program.