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Roger L. Allen

1/12/1954 - 3/1/2020

CREVE COEUR ~ Roger Lee Allen, 66, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 11:05 a.m. Sunday, March 1, 2020 at his home.

Born January 12, 1954 in Peoria, he was the son of Harvey and Anita (Monari) Allen.  He married Donna Lynne Connor on April 23, 1977 in East Peoria.

Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Amy (Daniel) Slaybaugh of Havana, Anissa Allen of Indiana, Jeniffer Allen of Pekin, and Shana (Jeff Minson) Allen of East Peoria; three grandsons, Mason Slaybaugh, Logan Chapai, and Brayden Minson; three sisters including, Judy Johnson; one brother; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his birth parents, Wilbur Denton and Juanita David; and two sisters, Robin Allen and Vicky.

Roger was a 1972 graduate of Farmington High School.

He worked at Caterpillar, Inc. for 31 years, retiring from the Morton Parts Facility.

He was a member of Creve Coeur Christian Church and the NRA.

Roger enjoyed classic cars, movies, and music, where he had played the guitar and bass.  He also enjoyed fishing with his grandsons.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.  The Rev. John Plunkett will officiate.  Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Oakridge Cemetery in Farmington.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to establish an educational fund for his grandsons.

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