Born February 1, 1942


Peggy A. Allen, 69, of Normal, passed away at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2011 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born February 1, 1942 in Buckhorn, IL, daughter of Leslie and Marjorie Putnam Patton. She married Larry E. Allen on November 28, 1964 in Springfield, IL.

Surviving are her husband of Normal; one son, Tim (Candy) Allen of Hopedale; one daughter, Lesley (Scott) Davis of Gibson City and 5 grandchildren, Chase, Payton & Macy Allen and Jessalyn & Rylan Davis. Also surviving are two sisters, Maxine (Tom) Riley of Higbee, MO and Betty Jones of Quincy. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

Peg enjoyed her grandchildren and traveling and camping in the motor home with her husband. She also was an avid reader and loved her cats. She worked for IL Bell in Springfield and later for General Telephone in Bloomington.

She was a member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Normal, where she was the member of the board for Kiddie Korner Preschool and was involved with other various committees.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 1510 N. Main Street, Normal. Visitation will be from 4 to7 p.m. on Tuesday at the church. Entombment will be at East Lawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Bloomington. East Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Normal or the MultipleSclerosis Society. Online condolences may be submitted to


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 27, 2011
  • Visitation Tuesday, April 26, 2011


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April 29, 2011

Please accept my sympathy, You have me in your prayers during this difficult time. From Peggy's high school friend.

April 25, 2011

To Larry, Tim, Lesley and families:
My deepest sympathy for your loss. Peggy and I met as ten-year-olds and kept in touch and shared events in our lives ever since. I will miss her so much. Her smile and her grace through her illnesses was an example to us all.
God bless.
Judy Grady Weston, Palmyra, MO

April 25, 2011

To the Allen Family, my deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of your loved one, from one of her high school classmates now in Kansas City, Mo.
Judy Underwood Henderson

Marcia Curtis

April 25, 2011

Larry, Tim, Lesley and family, Peg was a very dear friend for so many years. We had so many fun times and laughs through the years. Her laughter will always ring in my ears. She has been so blessed with such a wonderful family. Please accept my sympathy and know that I, too, have been blessed to have her wonderful friendship. Love to all of you, Marcia Curtis

Linda Walker

April 25, 2011

Larry, Tim and Leslie.

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Peggy was such a special person!

Linda Walker