Thelma R. Allen, nee Mc Mahan, 88, of Belleville, Ill., born Oct. 29, 1922, in Broughton, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Four Fountains Convalescent Center in Belleville, Ill.
Thelma was retired from Memorial Hospital where she worked as a nurse's aide. She was a long time member of Anchor of Life Assembly of God Church in Belleville, Ill. She enjoyed knitting and all other types of needle work.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Georgia, nee Webb, Mc Mahan; her husband, William G. Allen; a sister, Elsie Schadegg; a niece, Carolyn Allen; and two brothers-in-law, Edward Allen and Charles Schadegg.
Surviving are her son, Terry (Polli) Allen of Belleville, Ill.; a nephew, Gary (Sue) Little; two nieces, Judy (Don) Baltunis and Jane (Brad) Williams; a sister-in-law, Catherine Allen; other relatives and friends.
The family would like to thank Four Fountains and Hospice of Southern Illinois Orange Team for all of their help and support. Becky, Dee, Julie, Pam and Susan, thank you, we could not have done it without you.
Memorials are appreciated to Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill., with Pastor Wes Hart officiating. Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.