Betty L. Allen, 79, of Brimfield, passed away at 12:13 a.m., on Monday, April 19, 2021, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.
She was born November 19, 1941, in St. Louis, MO, to John R. Sr., and Lenora (McCogan) Kell. She married Kenneth "Pops" Allen on July 2, 1960, in Brimfield, IL. He preceded her in death on February 21, 2015.
She is survived by four children, Mary "Kathy" Hippen of Peoria, Lorie Vance (Kenny Rynearson) of Brimfield, Lisa Allen of Brimfield, and Keith Allen (Rhonda Strappe) of Mapleton; one sister, Barbara Stevenson; six grandchildren, Justin (Elizabeth) Hippen, Jessica White, Michael Vance (Melissa Drake), and Joseph Vance, and Kenneth John Allen and Jacob Allen (Amy Irvin); and one great-grandson, Brayden Bailey.
She is also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, John R. Kell, Jr; and one grandchild, Erica Allen.
Betty enjoyed China guild, China painting, and ceramic painting. She was a member of the Brimfield United Methodist Church.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at Brimfield Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to B.Y.E. Ambulance, Brimfield Fire Department, or the Brimfield Food Pantry.
To leave online condolences, please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com
Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Elmwood is in charge of arrangements.
My heartfelt condolences for the entire family. I will always remember your Mom with love, she was so good to me and always welcoming when I would come over to play with you girls. Some great memories for me. I will always remember her smile. May you find peace and comfort in the Lord knowing she is with Him and the peace and joy that comes with Him and all her loved ones in Heaven.
Sympathy to all of Betty 's family. She is now with husband and granddaughter. Enjoyed Talking with Betty . Love to all her family. Agnes and Jim Miles.
My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, Please take comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God who knows every detail about her and will bring her back again in the very near future. John 6:40
To all my former Allen students. I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was always one of the first mothers to volunteer for whatever was needed. She helped me many times during my years at Brimfield. Brimfield has lost a great citizen. Mary Ann White Kasjens
I'm so sorry for your loss Betty was an amazing lady she will be missed dearly by many... Fly high with the angels beautiful lady your free..
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