Jean M. Allen, 61, from Dana IL, passed away on August 29, 2022, at St. James Hospital in Pontiac IL. She was born in Chicago IL to Helen and the late William Dodge. She later married Heath Allen from Minonk- he survives. She is also survived by her son Richard (Nicole) Giudice, Arizona; Heath's sons Anthony (Amy) Lewis, Mississippi, Zachary Allen, Lowpoint and Jesse (Michaela) Allen, Washburn, and 11 grandchildren. Other survivors include her Mother Helen, Chicago IL, her sisters Julie Dawson, Iowa, Mary (Richard "Dick") Roat, Chicago; her brothers Patrick (Debbie) Dodge, Oswego and William Dodge, Chicago; her mother-in-law Frances Allen, Minonk, sister-in-laws Louise (Steve) Boyer, Minonk and Jennifer Tooley, Rutland. Jean was preceded in death by her father William Dodge, father-in-law Frederick Allen, sister-in-law Lori Mason and brother-in-law Adam Kingen.
Jean worked at Oak State/ Hearthside in Wenona for many years. She loved being with her fur babies " hank" and " Bocephus" and in earlier years taking rides on the Harley Davidson with her husband, Heath. Cremation rites have been accorded. The family is having a Celebration of Jean's Life on Saturday, October 1, 2022 from Noon to 4:00 p.m. at Park Place at Central (an Oak Forest Park District event building located at 15601 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest, IL 60452.)
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family to assist with funeral arrangements which have been entrusted to the Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, 775 N. Chestnut Street, Minonk IL 61760. Info 309-432-3999
Memorials may be sent to:
Jean Allen Memorial
C/O Jennifer Tooley / The Sweet Shop
570 N. Chestnut Street
Minonk, Illinois 61760