VeteranAllen Gain

Allen GainAllen E. Gain, 80, of Springfield died at 12:15 a.m. Feb. 28, 2012, at his home.

He was born Jan. 5, 1932, in Rushville, a son of Leslie and Virgil Everman Gain. He married Carol Redman. He later married Laurie L. Gorda. She survives.

Also surviving are five children, David Gain, Brian Gain, Tracy Anderson, Terry Hoster and Troy Gorda; two brothers, Joel Gain and Jeff Gain; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He graduated from Rushville High School and attended University of Illinois. After college, he served in United States Navy as a Seabee during the Korean War. He worked for many years as an insurance adjuster for Ohio Casualty Insurance Co.

He devoted his energy and charity to the Masons, active with the Shrine.

Services were held Friday at Tyrian Lodge in Springfield. Burial was in Astoria Cemetery on Saturday. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Shriner's Fund.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/29/2012 (pending) and 3/7/2012

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