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Earl Edward Allen

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Earl Edward Allen, 80, of DeGraff, died at his home Friday, June 14, 2013.

He was born in Sidney on Sept. 30, 1932, a son of the late Clinton O. and Mary Helen Allison Allen. He also was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Edward Allen; a granddaughter, Mindy Allen; two brothers, Cecil and Jerry Allen; and a sister, Grace Zirkle.

On March 11, 1950, he married Mary Lucille Hughes in Urbana and she survives, along with children, Michael Ray (Linda) Allen of Quincy, Tony Lee (Tessie) Allen of California, Md., Michelle Tonnette (Chris) Iman of Urbana and Jeffrey Lynn Allen of DeGraff; two brothers, Charles (Phyllis) Allen of DeGraff, and Roger (Pamela) Allen of Quincy; a sister, Opal (Roy) Wones of Quincy; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

He was a retired tool and die maker from Le Roi Dresser in Sidney. He enjoyed bowling and cutting wood, was a devoted husband and father, and attended the Church of Christ in Christian Union.

Pastor Brad Angus officiates a funeral  at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home, DeGraff, where visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial is in the Springhills Cemetery, Springhills.  

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