Ethel N. Allen
Ethel N. Allen, 97, of Mt. Vernon, died at 6:32 a.m. on Friday, 
Dec. 4, 2009, at Nature Trail Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon.

She was born on Monday, Dec. 2, 1912, in Wayne County, the daughter 
of Charlie and Hester (Cameron) Patterson. She married Ray Allen on 
Dec. 20, 1930, in Jefferson County, and he preceded her in death on 
Feb. 12, 1959. Mrs. Allen is survived by her sister, Vivian Herrmann 
of Mt. Vernon; a niece, Wendy Petersen and husband Michael of Woodlawn; 
four grandchildren, Richard Allen and wife Rhonda of Woodlawn, Vicki Allen 
of Dahlgren, Jeffrey Allen of Dix and Kathy Gutzler and husband Rick of 
Dahlgren; a daughter-in-law, Ruth Allen of Mt. Vernon; a great-nephew, 
Brendan Petersen of Woodlawn; a great-niece, Morgahn Petersen of Woodlawn; 
eight great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a 
son, Marvin Ray Allen; three sisters; and three brothers-in-law.

She worked as a stitcher at the International Shoe Company in Mt. Vernon 
before retiring. 

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Belle Rive Cemetery 
in Belle Rive with the Rev. Brad Henson officiating.There will be no visitation. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where 
you may call 242-3348 or visit for further 
information and to send condolences.

Source: The Mt Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Lonnie Fink 

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