Herman E. Allensworth

Born: Thu., Jul. 28, 1927
Died: Fri., Apr. 12, 2019

Funeral Service


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sat., Apr. 20, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel

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Herman E. Allensworth, aged 91, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 at his home in New Canton.  Herman was born in New Canton, IL July 28, 1927 to Lawrence Carl (L.C.) and Elva Gallaher Allensworth.  He married Geneva Vaughn on October 11, 1947, and she preceded him in death on March 23, 2019.

Mr. Allensworth graduated from New Canton High School.  He farmed his entire life in the New Canton area and was very active in his community.  In 1954 he was instrumental in founding the Pike County Emergency Corps, where he served as Commander, and later, was appointed as Tri-State Commander, serving the emergency and rescue needs of many communities.  As coordinator for Pike County Emergency Services and Disaster Agency, he served as the liaison between local, county and state emergency management agencies. Herman was also active in Civil Defense and was appointed as a Pike County Deputy where he served for 17 years.   Herman was a trustee and board member of the New Canton Volunteer Fire District for many years, and was involved in other community service activities as well.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and took many out of state hunting trips over the years.  Herman spent a lot of time at the river, and built one of the first cabins at Cincinnati Landing.

Survivors include three daughters; Cynthia Allensworth of House Springs, MO, and Belinda Allensworth and Lori (husband Larry) Brown, both of New Canton.  Also surviving are a grandson, Nick Axelberd of Denver, CO, and a granddaughter Melissa Baier of Oswego, IL and six great grandchildren.   He was preceded in death by his wife Geneva, a son David Allensworth, three brothers; Paul, Casper and Frank and five sisters; Luella Allensworth, Viola Main, Dorothy Hees, Sally Gray and Mary Epperson.

Cremation rites will be accorded.  Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M., Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry. No formal funeral service will be held.  Memorials are suggested to the Pike County Emergency Corps.  Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Herman's memory to the following organization:

Pike County Emergency Corps

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Jim and Karen Bernard
   Posted Thu April 18, 2019
Thinking of you during this difficult time. Jim, Karen, Justin, Lane, and Madison Bernard

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