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Leonard E. "Len" Allen

July 31st, 1939 – October 27th, 2022

Leonard E. “Len” Allen, 83, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 7:28 pm on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at Jacksonville Skilled Nursing & Rehab in Jacksonville, IL. He was born on July 31, 1939 in Jacksonville, the son of James and Marie (Davis) Allen. Len married Patsy Tomlinson on June 7, 1958 in Jacksonville. He later married Linda Sue Derry on March 23, 1984 in Rushville. Linda preceded Len in death on July 26, 2016.

Also preceded him in death are his great-granddaughter, Sophia Sherrod, 2 brothers, James and Donald Allen, and 3 sisters, Donna Edminston, Virginia Couch and Barb DeOrnellas.

Surviving is his son, Kent (and Debra) Allen of Jacksonville, daughter, Kelley (and Roger) Dunning of Petersburg, IN, 6 grandchildren, Tara (and Damon) Sherrod, Nathan (and Sarah Martinez) Allen, Miranda (and Jacob) Hoppock, Brenton (and Jenna) Allen, Brandy (David) Salmon and Jeremy (and Nicole) Bollinger, 14 great grandchildren, brother, Bill Allen of Jacksonville, sister, Judy (and Jim) DeOrnellas of Fairfield, IA, and special friend, Karen Diseron of Rushville.

Len owned and operated Len’s Autobody and Allen’s Auto Sales, both in Rushville. He later went on to work at Cargill in Beardstown, IL.

Len was a member and past Governor of the Moose Lodge of Rushville. He was also a member of the Rushville Chamber of Commence, where he served as past president. Len enjoyed working on cars in his garage in his later years. He also enjoyed drag races, watching races of all kinds, riding motorcycles and tractor pulls.

A graveside service will be held at 10 am on Saturday, November 5, 2022 in the Summum Cemetery. Pastor David Haney will officiate. A visitation will take place from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, November 4, 2022 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association.

Condolences


October 28th, 2022

So sorry to hear about Len.prayers and hugs to the family. Bob and Rett Mummert

October 28th, 2022

So sorry for your loss.Alan and Georgiana Clemens

October 29th, 2022

Sure sorry to hear this. Praying for the family. Alan & Cathy Cox.

October 29th, 2022

Len had been an intricate part of my life for almost 50 years as my Father-in-Law and Grandfather of my children. He was one of the most kind souls a person could have ever been blessed to know. My heart break for Kent and Kelley, my children and the rest of his family. Those who had Len as a friend, had a loyal friend and were blessed for knowing him. Heaven gained a great angel, body man, painter and wrecker operator. I’m sure The Little Round Man will be welcomed by many.
DeeVon and Wendell Schisler

October 29th, 2022

So sorry for your family's loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim and Deb Park

October 29th, 2022

Damon,Tara and family, so sorry for the loss of your Grandpa. Tommy and Pam Trone

October 29th, 2022

So very sorry for the family's loss!! Marsha Thomas

October 29th, 2022

Sorry for your families loss. Judy Wilson

October 29th, 2022

So sorry Tara. Condolences to you and your whole family. Love, The Egletons, Hollenback’s , Camps Thomes, Deans, Solices, Maggie & family.

October 29th, 2022

I’ll miss talking with Len when delivering Mobile Meals. Heartfelt condolences to all Len’s friends and family.

October 29th, 2022

So sorry to hear. We are thinking of the family and wishing them comfort during this difficult time. Randall & Lisa (Layne) Thoron

October 29th, 2022

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of this great man and true friend.
Len Allen was so full of love for his family, especially his children and grandchildren.
Len was my Brother-In-Law for many many years, and I loved this man.
Prayers for the family and friends. 🙏🙏❤️❤️
Allen E. Tomlinson

October 30th, 2022

I have known Len for a long time so sorry to the family.

October 30th, 2022

Sorry to hear of Len passing. He loved his cars and races. Many knew Len and he was a well liked guy. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Jim and Karen Hopkins

October 30th, 2022

So sorry to hear about Len. Thoughts and prayers for your family

November 1st, 2022

Sorry to hear about Len's passing he was a true friend. Much love to the family . He will be truly missed John & Leslie Trone and family. May god bless everyone

November 1st, 2022

Our sincere sympathy to the family, especially Kent and Kelly. Len was a great guy and will be missed.
Butch and Marianne Edlin

November 3rd, 2022

So sorry to hear about Len's passing. He was a delightful person to be around. Charles and Linda Fleck.

November 4th, 2022

So very sorry to hear that Len has passed away- Len was so sweet and kind- he always met you with a smile- prayers for his family. Mary and Ed Davis