Nancy Wilkinson-Allen

CENTRALIA — Nancy Wilkinson-Allen, 61 of Centralia, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at her home.

She was born August 15, 1954 in Japan, daughter of Grover Wilkinson and Marie (Spitz) Wilkinson. She married William “Bill” T. Allen on December 18, 1975 and he survives in Centralia.

In addition to her husband, she is also survived by a daughter, Jaicie Bastian and husband Jason of Centralia; and a son, Josh Allen of Centralia.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Marilyn Ann Wilkinson.

Nancy worked at Choate Mental Health in Anna and was currently working at Murray Center in Centralia as a Mental Health Specialist. She graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with her Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Administration She enjoyed gardening, collecting antiques, fishing, and she was an avid reader. Most of all she loved spending time with her family, friends and her pets.

Funeral Services for Nancy Wilkinson-Allen will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2016, at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia.

Visitation will be held from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia, which is assisting the family with arrangements.

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