Virginia E Allen

November 10, 1920April 5, 2011


Virginia Allen, 90, of Bloomington, passed away at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at Heritage Manor in Normal.

She was born November 10, 1920 in Colfax, daughter of Bernie and Sara Burk Hiser. She married Charles F. Allen on February 14, 1942 in Palmyra, MO, he preceded her in death on March 11, 1991 in Normal, IL. She was also preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Surviving are one son, Larry (Vicki) Allen of Towanda; one daughter, Teresa Piper of Bloomington and three grandsons, Tony Allen of Bloomington, Bob (Cristy) Allen of La Veen, AZ and Jarrod Piper of Bloomington. Also surviving are five great-granddaughters and one sister, Ramona Preston of Bloomington.

She worked at State Farm Insurance Company in Bloomington as a statistical clerk.

Virginia not only loved her family and friends, but also the outdoors and her horses.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2011 at East Lawn Funeral Home, where visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be at East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Bloomington.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be submitted to


  • Visitation Friday, April 8, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 8, 2011

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Larry Keeran

April 8, 2011

I am so sorry Larry and Vicki for your loss. From the days that Virginia cleaned house for Viola Keeran to the days you and I rode our bikes along Rt 150 from your house there. Your mom tried to get together with me before we retired in France after Viola died. I will always have fond memories of those old days.

Robert Grunewald

April 8, 2011

I worked with Virginia many years ago at State Farm. In fact she was one of the first employees I supervised as a new management trainee. Virginia was always helpful and a joy to work with. I am sure your family will miss her dearly. My sincerest condolences to all of the family for your loss.

April 8, 2011

Larry and Vicki: Our hearts go out to you and your family. I remember your Mom well from our school years. She was always so kind to me. Carol and Jay Eagle