Ruth E. Allen, 80, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at her home.
She was born in Benton, IL on May 29, 1933, the daughter of Cecil and Evah (Summers) Allen.
She was retired from human relations with the State of Illinois.
Ms. Allen is survived by a brother, Howard Allen, of Benton and a niece, Karen Sarver and nephew, Evan Allen. She is also survived by friends and caregivers Lisa and Joelle Keener, both of Benton. Also surviving is her best friend since childhood, Francis Dahm, of Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents, by a sister, Dorothy and by three brothers, Lorron, Lloyd and Richard.
At Ruth’s request graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Jackson Grove Cemetery, east of Benton, with Brother Jim Saunders officiating. There will be no visitation and those attending the service are requested to meet at the cemetery.
Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ruth’s name may be made to the Benton Food Pantry.