E. Marie Allen

1919-2008

Saturday, February 9, 2008

GALESBURG - E. Marie Allen, 88, 3416 Lincoln Park Drive, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 7, 2008) in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

She was born June 27, 1919, in Thorntown, Ind., the daughter of Samuel A. and Goldie Rogers Seale. She married Weldon W. Allen on Dec. 16, 1938, in Thorntown. He preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 2001.

Marie is survived by a son, John S. (and Jane) Allen, Normal; three daughters, Nancy Elaine Hammes, Loda, Donna J. (and William) Early, Naperville, and Pamela J. Silkwood, Bloomington; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Sanders, Clarksburg, Md. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Kevin Todd Early in 1985; three brothers and two sisters.

Marie was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Galesburg for 70 years. She was also an avid bridge player. For 30 years Marie and Weldon owned and operated The Gala Theater and Grove Theater in Galesburg, and Fort Drive-In Theater in Macomb.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. The Rev. Daniel Siems will officiate. Visitation will be noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the chapel. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or Alzheimer's Disease Association.

Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.

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