Max D. Allen, 79, son of Charles and Vera Allen, was born Jan. 10, 1923, at Greenup, Ill. He died Oct. 28, 2002, at his home at Huggins. Mr. Allen retired from Fisher Body Co., a division of General Motors Corp., in Willow Springs, Ill., after 24 years. Mr. Allen lived in Goose Lake, Morris, Ill., until his retirement. He moved to Huggins in 1984. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Houston, where he was an elder. He was also a member of Union Auto Workers UAW. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved to play pool and golf. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Verna Calhoun; one stepson, Aage Hansen; three broth-ers, one sister and one great-grandson. Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Ellen Stott Allen; three children, Mary Jennings of Chebanse, Ill., Dale Allen of Kankakee, Ill., and Lois Love of Bonfield, Ill.; one stepdaughter, Violette Baskerville of Wilmington, Ill.; two brothers, Carl of Mattoon, Ill., and Walter of Cowden, Ill.; one sister, Mary Biggs of Lerna, Ill.; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Services were Oct. 30 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Houston with David Kettner officiating. Burial was in the Number One Cemetery at Huggins under the di-rection of Evans Funeral Home of Houston. “

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