Mrs. Barbara B. Allen, Galesburg Chapel

89, of Galesburg, Illinois died at 8:10 a.m. Sunday, January 1, 2017 in Heartland Health Care Center, Galesburg.
She was born February 18, 1927 in Newburyport, Massachusetts the daughter of Arthur and Katherine Gillette Brooks. She married David Allen on June 29, 1947 in Newburyport, Massachusetts. He preceded her in death on December 30, 2005.
She is survived by two sons, James (Kathy) Allen of Baraboo, Wisconsin and David Paul Allen of Duluth, Georgia; her two daughters, Deborah Johnson of Galesburg and Katherine (Mark Lause) Allen of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sisters, Dorothy Clark of Maine and Nancy Brown of Indiana; four grandchildren, two step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Barbara worked for the State of Illinois as a mental health technician for 22 years, retiring in 1992. She graduated from high school in Sarasota, Florida in 1945 and had attended nursing school in Tampa. Barbara was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Circles at the church.
Private Family Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Gordon Behrents Senior Center. Online condolences may be made at

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3 Guestbook Entries to “Mrs. Barbara B. Allen, Galesburg Chapel”

  1. I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, I worked with her on 3rd shift at Research Hospital. She was truly a great lady!!! May God Bless You and Keep You

  2. Our condolences on the passing of Barbara Allen. We remember her from church and the Tuesday sewing group. She was so nice.

  3. My condolences on the passing on your mother, and much belated on your fathers, as well While I was not personally acquainted with your mother, I felt as if I knew her from the wonderful things Mr Allen said about her. He was my first choir director and I always have held in the highest of esteem.
    May they sleep safe in the arms of Jesus; together forever.
    And may God comfort your family with His infinite peace.

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