Jacqueline V Allen

October 24, 1921August 13, 2014

Bartonville, IL – Jacqueline V. Allen, 92, of Bartonville, passed away at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Heartland of Peoria.

She was born October 24, 1921 in Peoria, IL to Alvin and Sophia (Burk) Sprenkle. She married William Johnston in 1940. He preceded her in death. She later married Fred Allen in 1959. He survives.

Also surviving are two children, Sandra (and Skip) Light of Bartonville, and William “Bill” (and Paula) Johnston of Texas; 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brother, Roy Sprenkle; and sister, Dorothy Ferguson.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Joyce Seei; two brothers and one sister.

Jacqueline worked at Bemis Bag and Bard Optical before retiring. She was a former board member with Rural Peoria County on Ageing in Bellevue and volunteered at Unity Point Methodist Hospital in Peoria. She was an accomplished artist and enjoyed spending time with her family.

She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Bartonville where Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 16, 2014, with Deb Howard officiating. Family will receive friends one hour before services at the church. Cremation has been accorded. Burial of ashes will be at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria at a later date. Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to her church. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Saturday, August 16, 2014
  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 16, 2014

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Caroll Peck

August 16, 2014

I am going to miss you smiling face, Aunt Jackie. Though we lived miles apart you were never far from my heart. I know you are at peace with God now and smiling down on me and everyone who loved you. You were such a gracious lady in all you said and did. My world is a sadder place now that you are gone. I love you!

August 16, 2014

The world lost an amazing lady and heaven gained an angel. I will not forget all the memories, Aunt Jackie. I will miss you so much. Thank you for all your kindness and love. You are now at peace in the Lord's hands. I love you.