Leland  L. Allen, 89, of Taylorville, passed away on March 29, 2013 at 6:20 a.m. at his residence in Taylorville. He was born on April 10, 1923 in Taylorville, the son of Louis and Matilda (Weineke) Allen. He married Doris Foster on March 9, 1943 in Taylorville. They recently celebrated their70th wedding anniversary. He was retired from the Caterpillar Tractor Company. Mr. Allen was a U. S. Army veteran who served in the European Theater during WWII. He was a member of the VFW, DAV and the American Legion.

He  is survived by his wife, Doris; son, Randy (Joleen) Allen of Chillicothe, IL; daughter, Anita (Victor) Mullins of Taylorville; grandchildren, Richard (Debbie) Hardas of Nokomis, IL, Julie (Don) Sisk of Nokomis IL, Kristina (Bill) Mares of Salisbury, NC and Daniel (Ashley) Allen of Princeville, IL; thirteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Sharon Riva of Mt. Zion, IL and Laoaka Foster of Taylorville; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded by his parents, brothers, Wilbur, Floyd, and Vernon; sisters, Helen, Marie, Flossie, and Lucille; brother-in-law, Wayne Foster.   

Memorials may be made to the Taylorville Memorial Home Hospice, 100 West Franklin St., Taylorville,  IL  62568                                                                                                                                                                 

Visitation will be on Monday, April 1, 2013 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.  Dr.  Richard Tribble  with the assistance of Pastor Jim Augenstein will be officiating the service. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville with Military Honors .

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL.

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