Darrell E. Allen 64, of Granite City passed from this life at home on Saturday, August 20, 2011 with his family by his side. Darrell was born on October 15, 1946 in Maud, OK to Dennis & Pauline (White) Allen Smith. He was a journeyman machinist for the Owens Corporation in Godfrey, IL. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army and was a member of the V.F.W. in Granite City, Eagles Lodge, American Legion and the AmVets in Madison. He is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Susan (Mullen) Allen whom he married on June 28, 1986; mother & father, Pauline & (Wallace J.) Smith of Granite City; daughters, Kim Peters of Carbondale, IL, Becky & (Michael) McAllister of Granite City, Laura Worley of Granite City; son, Todd Peters of Mascoutah , IL; grandchildren, Max, Ashtin, Danon, Alexis, Alex; sisters, Joyce, Barbara, Dottie; brothers, Danny, Melvin, Chris, Erick, Dewayne, Dwight. He was preceded in death by his father, Dennis & his father-in-law, LeRoy Mullen; mother-in-law, June Mullen. Friends may call on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a service to begin at 7:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with full military honors. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois.
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