Betty R. Allen, 91, of Brownstown, died at 10:00 p.m., Monday, October 26, 2015 at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care Center, Vandalia.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Liberty Christian Church, Brownstown with Jim Dann officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials may be made to the Liberty Christian Church or the Golden Years Club. Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown is assisting the family with arrangements.
Betty Ruth Sidwell was born on Saturday, October 4, 1924 in St. Elmo, IL to Lyman and Lura L. (Darnell) Sidwell. She graduated from Brownstown High School and then married Dennis A. Allen on December 3, 1944 and he preceded her in death in 1997. She was a member of Liberty Christian Church, the Golden Years Club both of Brownstown and was a homemaker.
Betty is survived by; sons, Michael D. (Donna) Allen of Brownstown and Robert E. (Diane) Allen of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey; daughter, Connie D. (Daniel) Largent of Brownstown; brother, Robert (Suzanne) Sidwell of Lakeland, Florida; ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Gary Allen, brothers, Lester Dale Sidwell, Dwight Sidwell, Elwin Sidwell, Spencer Sidwell, Jimmy Sidwell, and Wilbur Sidwell and sister, Margaret Williams.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com .