Alice Frances Allen, 91, of Alexis died at 5:10 a.m. Monday, May 21, 2012 at her home.
Funeral services were Friday, May 25, 2012 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis, with Rev Terry Johnston of the Village Baptist Church. Burial was in Alexis Cemetery. Friends called after 3 P.M. on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis where her family was present. Memorials may be given to OSF Hospice. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com.
She was born Feb. 20, 1921 in London Mills, the daughter of Hurbert and Frances (Sleeth) Cross. She was raised and educated in the London Mills area.
Alice married Russell R. Allen in Galesburg on March 1, 1947 and he died Jan. 10, 1992.
Alice farmed with her husband for more than 60 years and worked at Maytag before retiring in 1989.
Survivors include two nieces, Frances Colvin and Mary Partigianoni both of Galesburg; great niece, Donna (Jim) Hawkins-Miller of Viola, IL; great nephews, Tim Colvin of Galesburg, Mike Colvin of Las Vegas NV; Jeff Colvin of Springfield, IL and Doug (Lina) Hawkins of Oquawka, IL,; 8 great great nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husband, two brothers, Donald Cross and Howard Cross, preceded her in death.