Eva Allen

Bethalto |

Eva Mae Allen, 88, died Friday, October 8, 2010 at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin, TN.

Born May 27, 1922 in Pleasant Hill, IL, she was the daughter of Lester and Dena (Heightman) Brummell.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Alton.  On September 5, 1942 in Alton, she married Dewey P. Allen.  He preceded her in death on April 20, 1980.  Surviving are two sons, Samuel J. Allen and wife Harriett of Martin, TN and John P. Allen and wife Linda of Bethalto, five grandchildren, Melinda Stickels and husband Bryant, Melissa Smith, J. Aaron Allen, Alisha Allen and Ashley Allen, four great grandchildren, Seth Stickels, Zachary Stickels, Gavin Hahn and Aaron Preston Allen, one brother, James Brummell of Pike County, IL and one sster, Betty Reeder of Pike County, IL.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, a grandson, John G. Smith, two brothers and five sisters.

Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where funeral services will be at 12:00 noon Wednesday.

Burial will be at Upper Alton Cemetery.  Reverend Andre’ Dobson will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis, 8420 Delmar Blvd., Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63124 or the Autism Society of America, 4340 East West Hwy Suite 350, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Online guestbook and information may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

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