VeteranJesse Allman

Jesse L. Allman, 84, of Astoria died at 3:45 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2002, at Prairie City Health Care Center in Prairie City.

He was born Sept. 28, 1917, in Dawson, Okla., a son of Robert and Cora Byers Allman. He married Ruth McFetridge in January 1942 in Kahoka, Mo. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Judy (and David) Law of Astoria and Leona LaForett of Thornton, Colo.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Charles Mathis of Kewanee, Lowell Gregg of Napa, Calif., and Gene Gregg of Hillsboro.

He was preceded in death by one son, Henry "Butch" Allman, and one brother.

A World War II Army veteran, he served in the Hq and Hq Company, Maintenance Battalion. He fought in battles in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and central Europe. He was a member of American Legion Post 25.

He worked for the Village of Astoria, and later worked in highway maintenance for the Illinois Department of Transportation, retiring in 1980.

He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Beardstown.

Services were held Monday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Burial was in Astoria Cemetery, where military rites were accorded by his American Legion post.

Memorials may be made to the Prairie City Health Care Center activity department.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/24/2002

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