Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
September 4, 2012 10:49 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Terry L. Allen, 69, of Mount Vernon, passed away Sept. 1, 2012, at Knox Community Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born June 21, 1943, to the late Fordyce R. and Geneva P. (Sterrett) Allen. Terry was a U.S. Army veteran and was a retired machinist for GM in Mansfield. He was a life member of the AMVETS Post 95 and the Colonial City Moose Lodge.

He is survived by a sister-in-law and caregiver, Pam Cline of Mount Vernon; sisters-in-law, Julie Moore of Howard, Carolyn “Susie” Cline and Helen Wilson, both of Mount Vernon; a brother-in-law, David (Patty) Cline of Mount Vernon; nephews, Chris (Angel) Allen and Corey (Ellie) Cline, both of Mount Vernon; nieces, Teresa (Jeff) Hawkins of Gambier, Valine Cline of Howard, Tammy (Mike) Bowers and Annette (Dwayne) Hershner, both of Mount Vernon; great-nephew, Isaac Seavolt; great-niece, Reagan Cline, many other nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and his canine companion, Dusty.

Terry was preceded in death by his wife, Nora Jean Allen, in 1997; a brother, Gary Allen; sisters-in-law, Betty McNamara, Shirley Lawrence and Maxine Cline; brothers-in-law, James R. Cline Jr., Wesley C. Cline and Robert E. Cline.

Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with military graveside honors being conducted by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

Memorial contributions may be made in Terry’s name to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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