Beth Ann Allen

Beth Ann Allen

Beth Ann Allen, 70, of Kell, passed away at 4:00 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2019, at her home.

She was born May 6, 1948, in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, the daughter of Cecil Carey.  On June 7, 1967, in Mexico City, Mexico, she married Harold Matthew Allen, Sr., and he preceded her in death on March 18, 2017.

She was a member of Christ Love Family Church in Mt. Vernon.  She enjoyed baking, loved playing Yahtzee, loved Christmas all year long, and was an avid Hallmark Movie watcher.  Mrs. Allen loved spending all her time with her grandchildren and great grandkids.  She never met a stranger, and hugged everyone she met.  Her family regarded her as “the greatest treasure of our family.

Mrs. Allen is survived by children, Elizabeth Bernard and husband Jeffery of Bonnie, Illinois, Harold Matthew Allen, Jr., and wife Tamara of Croften, Maryland, Amy Green and husband Douglas of Texico, and Penny Bryant and husband Charles of Kell;  fifteen grandchildren, Tabatha, Mica, Kaila, Brittany, Chase, Nikki, Alex, Ashton, Tia, Ashley, Emma, Granger, Piper, Braxton, and Esme;  ten great- grandchildren, Milee, Ragen, Ali, and Ian Solomon, Isaiah Schippel, Rylan, Aryzona, Dawson, Keenan, and Serenity Allen;  and one sister, Sherry Webb of Bonnie.

In addition to her husband, Harold Matthew Allen, Sr., she was preceded in death by her mother, Cecil Carey, and one sister, Teresa Oberman.

Visitation for Mrs. Allen will be held Thursday, February 21, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon), at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix.  A Graveside funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 21, 2019, at Smith Veterans Cemetery, in rural Belle Rive.  Memorial gifts may be made to the family of Mrs. Allen, in care of Penny Bryant, and will be accepted at the service, or by mail to the Osborn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130, Dix, Illinois 62830.  Online condolences may be made at, or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.