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Born Jan. 16, 1917, in Douglas County, Mo. Leora Elizabeth (Allen) Hicks, age 91, passed away at the Joliet Hospice Home, Joliet, Ill., on Tuesday, July 22, 2008.
She was born Jan. 16, 1917, in Douglas County, Mo., to the late Charles and Ethel (Walker) Jones. She was the wife of the late Clyde Allen and of the late Arthur Hicks. Leora was a member of the Church of Christ, Seymour, Mo.
Leora is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Shirley (Allen) and Richard McCrite of Channahon Ill.; two daughters-in-law, Carol Allen of Ava, and Fern Allen of Twin Falls, Idaho; her eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; special friends Don and Addie Blomquist; and other extended family and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husbands; her two sons, J. C. Allen and Marion Allen; and her brother, Marion Leroy Jones.
Visitation will be 9 to 10 a.m. with funeral services following at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 28, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava. Internment will be at the Denney Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Leora may be directed to Joliet Hospice Home, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, Ill. 60431 or the American Cancer Society. On line condolences may be made at www.clinkingbeard funeralhome.com.