Thursa Lou Edwards Allen

September 23, 1917July 11, 2012

Thursa Lou Allen, age 94, of Bloomington, died Wednesday morning at her residence. Born September 23, 1917 in Homer, Illinois, she was the daughter of Ralph and Josie (Robinson) Edwards. She retired as the office manager for Orthrodontic Dentists Dr. Reister and Dr. Coghlan. She and her husband loved to travel extensively and gained many friends across the United States from these travels. They enjoyed a lengthy retirement and made their winter home in McAllen, Texas for many years. She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Allen, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; two sons and their wives, Bryce Allen and Vicki Perry, of Bloomington and Buddy and Angie Allen, also of Bloomington, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, J. Kenneth Allen, in 2008 and one daughter, Francie Kirk, also in 2008. Graveside funeral services will be held on Friday at 3:00 P.M. at Valhalla Memory Gardens. Friends may visit the family from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. Friday at Day Funeral Home in Bloomington prior to going to the cemetery.


  • Graveside Funeral Service Friday, July 13, 2012
  • Gathering of Friends Friday, July 13, 2012

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July 14, 2012

I was saddened to hear the news of Lou's passing. She & I worked together for several years with Dr. Riester & Dr. Charles Coghlan. Francie and I had daughters at the same time and they were cared by my mother-in-law in my home for several years. I was also unaware of Francie's passing. They were both wonderful people to be friends with. My love & prayers go out to the family. Sherry Hays,( Wasilla, Alaska).

July 13, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Lou's death. I have many fond memories of her. She was always able to make people smile. RegretfullyLove,
Judy Allen and all of Uncle Robert's family

Sherri Schurtter

July 12, 2012

It was an absolute pleasure to be one of Lou's caregivers awhile ago. She always had an interesting story. Most usually these included how much she loved her family.
I wish you all the best and wonderful memories of her as you get through these next few days.