LEROY — Enza M. “Penny” Allen, 60, LeRoy, passed away at 5 p.m. Monday (July 7, 2008) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, after a short courageous battle with lung cancer.
Her funeral was Friday, July 11 at the LeRoy Christian Church, LeRoy. The Rev. Tim Vollstedt officiated. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery, Downs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the LeRoy Emergency Ambulance Service or the Baby Fold, to help abused children.
Mrs. Allen was born Nov. 20, 1947, in Montrose, the daughter of Calvin and Mae Knupp Gaston. She married Edward W. Allen on April 13, 1968, in St. Louis, Mo. He survives in LeRoy.
Also surviving are her father, Waynesville; two daughters, Lori L. (Jeremy Spratt) Allen and Christy L. (Jim) Conn, both of LeRoy; four grandchildren, Tyler Sporleder, Dalton Stewart, Wyatt Conn and Jasmine Conn; one brother, John Gaston, Waynesville; three sisters, Karol Sue (Joe) Eimer, New Holland; Nancy (Chuck) Gibson, Romance, Ark.; and Vicki Gaston, Waynesville; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
Penny worked at Bliss McKnight, Bloomington, for over 20 years as a claims examiner assistant. She was a member of the Downs United Methodist Church, Downs.
Penny was very devoted to her entire family. She always put her loved ones before herself. Her caring and witty personality will be greatly missed and always remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.