URBANA – Bernita "Bee" Allen, 90, of Urbana died at 6:50 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 17, 2013) at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Grace United Methodist, 2004 S. Philo Road, Urbana, with visitation from 9 to 11 on Wednesday prior to service time. The Rev. J. Michael Smith will officiate and burial will be at Patterson Cemetery, St. Joseph.
Mrs. Allen was born Oct. 27, 1922, in Louisville, Ill., the daughter of Edgar and Hattie (Schoonover) Rodgers. She married Milford Ray Allen on Dec. 24, 1948, in Rantoul and he survives. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Darlene Allen of St. Joseph; daughter, Pauline Schaudt (Don) of Urbana; grandchildren, Brad Allen (Tonya) of Tuscola, David Allen (Susan) of St. Joseph, Stephanie Hough (Michael) of Petersburg and Kelly Slade of St. Petersburg, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Karli Allen, Maddie Allen and Logan Allen; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son, Larry, on July 29, 2000; brothers, Oscar, Bill and Paul Rodgers; and a sister, Doris Rasmussen.
Mrs. Allen attended Rantoul schools and was a beautician at John Parson's Salon in Campustown and retired from the Natural History Division of the Illinois State Geological Survey. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and was a member of the XYZ's and United Methodist Women. Prior to coming to Grace Church, she taught Bible School and Sunday School in Champaign.
Memorials may be made to Provena Covenant Medical Center Hospice Program or to Grace United Methodist Church. Condolences may be offered at www.renner-wikoffchapel.com.