Allen H. Hamell, 78 of Taylorville, passed away at 7:00AM on Friday, August 28, 2015 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  He was born on July 24, 1937 in Taylorville, the son of Darrell and Anna Catheryne Hoover Hamell.  On November 20, 1970 he married Brenda K. Woodall in Sharpsburg. 

Mr. Hamell worked as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service.  He was a member of the Nazarene Church.  Allen served in the US Army and was a member of the VFW, Mound Lodge #122 AF&AM, and the Ansar Shrine.

Mr. Hamell is survived by his wife: Brenda Hamell of Taylorville; children: Phil Hamell, wife Tammy, of Mt. Auburn, and Lori Melzer of Stonington; sisters: Joyce Brodien of Hudsonville MI, Margaret Boarman of Taylorville, Beverly Sunderland of Xenia, and Debbie Hamell of Florida; brothers: Ricci Hamell, wife Lisa, of Taylorville, Tim Hamell of Taylorville, and Terry Hamell of Arizona; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Bill Hamell, Robert Hamell, and Darrell Hamell; sisters: Susie Hamell, Louverda Cavatorta, and Patty Hamell.

A graveside inurnment with military honors will take place at 10:30AM on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville with Ricci Hamell officiating.  Memorials may be left to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 4400 Clayton Ave, St Louis, MO 63131.

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the Hamell family.  Memories of Allen or condolences to the family may be left online at

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