The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

May 11, 2013

Shirley E. Allen


DANVILLE — Shirley E. Allen, 68, of Danville, passed away at 3:50 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville.

Shirley was born Dec. 11, 1944, in Danville to Fred and Lucille Line Thoma.

Surviving are three sons, Christopher (Nell) M. Thoma of Attica, Ind., Daniel (Janet) Shuman of Danville and Frederick (David Geerts) Shuman of Peoria; two sisters, Sister Antonienne Thoma of Mississippi and Margaret “Margie” (Ed) Hunt of Bowling Green, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and special friend, Leslie Bednar.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers.

Shirley enjoyed bowling and roller skating, word search books, needle point, hook rugs, fishing, playing on the computer, spending time with her grandchildren and going to the gambling boats. She enjoyed her dog and loved feeding the squirrels and birds.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Monday, May 13, at Robison Chapel, Catlin, with Darren Johnson officiating. Visitation: 10-11 a.m. Monday at Robison Chapel, Catlin.

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