Name:     Iva (Anderson) Allen

From:  The Register-News, Mt. Vernon, Illinois
Date:  Tuesday, July 3, 2012       

MT. VERNON Iva Allen, 92, of McLeansboro, passed away 3:50 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at Hamilton Memorial Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in McLeansboro.

She was born March 7, 1920, in Hamilton County, a daughter of James Anderson and Lucy Ann (Harrawood) Trout. She married Marion C. Allen on March 2, 1939; he preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and a member of Dale Pentecost Church.

She is survived by daughter Frances Ann Smith of Broughton; grandsons Billy Bradley Smith and David Bernard Smith; great-grandsons David Michael Smith and Zebulun Colt Smith; great-granddaughter Sarah Caitlen Smith; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Ida Fann of McLeansboro; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her  parents, six half sisters and three half brothers.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with the Revs. Eric Ragan and Robert Sefried officiating. Interment will be at Digby Hill Cemetery near Dale.

Visitation will be held 11 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at Gholson Funeral Home.

Gholson Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.