Mazie L. Allen

October 19, 1928 ~ July 1, 2021 (age 92)


Mazie L. Allen passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home.

Mazie was born in Kane, IL on October 19, 1928 one of seven children to Ralph and Mildred (Waddle) Wilson.  Mazie worked at International Shoe Factory, Jersey Community Hospital, West Elementary School before beginning her lifetime role as a homemaker.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lady Auxiliary VFW, Women of the Moose and was an active bowler.  Mazie enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was such a joy to be around and anyone that met her would see her infectious smile and wonderful personality.  When someone would talk about Mazie, they always identified her as “the sweetest.”  She loved having visitors, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She loved shopping on QVC and looking out her window.  People would drive for miles to get a glass of her sweet tea. 

She married Lester Allen on May 21, 1949 at the Methodist Church in Jerseyville.  They were married for 50 years until Lester passed away on August 1, 1999.  Surviving are her four children, Ira (Judy) Gross of Herrin, IL, Connie (Jay) Ross of Loda, IL, Larry (Debbie) Allen and Anita Ward of Jerseyville; 9 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren who brought such joy to her life and a sister Louise (Jake) Gettings of Jerseyville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son-in-law John Ward; brothers Edgar, Kenny, Ira Wilson; sisters Alice Sandness and Lois Bridges.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7th at Alexander Funeral Home.  Reverend Bob Taylor will officiate the service beginning at 12:00 p.m.  Burial will take place in the Kane Cemetery following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville, IL.

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