Laverne Allen

Born: Wed., Jun. 15, 1927
Died: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

Graveside Service

10:00 AM Sat., Feb. 02, 2019
Location: Griggsville Cemetery

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Laverne Allen, age 91, of Griggsville, IL passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield.  He was born on June 15, 1927 in Pike County, IL to Ruby and Meda Inskip Allen.  He married Pearl Dayton Salmon on August 31, 1973 and she preceded him in death on February 9, 2016.

Laverne graduated from Milton High School and then went into the United States Navy.  After his Honorable Discharge, he went into farming south of Milton with his brother and also farmed with Marshall Allen for awhile before farming with Bill Cook.  Laverne was a big St. Louis Cardinals fan and loved watching them play.  He and his brother, Keith, would take the boys to the games.  After high school, Laverne played basketball down at Milton and kept the clock at the Milton High School games, along with Jr Lacy and Keith.  Laverne and Pearl loved going fishing and going to Bingo on Friday nights.  They also took many trips to the Mark Twain Casino.  Laverne was a 60 plus year member of the American Legion and was also a Pike County Farm Bureau member.  

He is survived by his children, Roger (Peggy) Stanley of Griggsville, IL, Darla Stanley of Griggsville, IL, Wanda (Jerry) Pennock, of Detroit, IL, Patty (Thomas) Davis of Victoria, TX, and Carla Biddle of Springfield, IL; grandchildren, Richard Stanley of Griggsville, IL and Robert Stanley of Florida; and two great grandchildren, Skylar Stanley and Hunter Stanley of Montana.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pearl; and siblings, Everett, Harold, Keith, Arthur, Lloyd, Mosaline, and Martha.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 10:00AM at Griggsville Cemetery.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  Memorials are suggested to the Griggsville Estates or the Griggsville Cemetery.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Laverne's memory to the following organizations:

Griggsville Cemetery

Griggsville Estates

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Judy Hurdle
   Posted Fri December 07, 2018
I was so sorry to hear of Laverne's passing. I am the one who interviewed him for the book I did on the Milton area World War II veterans. I enjoyed the visit so much and he seemed so pleased to share his memories. He was such a humble, gentle man and I really enjoyed talking to him. He was so complimentary about how his family was taking such good care of him. He felt loved. It was an honor to have met him. Blessings to you all.

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