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Obituaries

Helen L. Allen

ROCK FALLS – Helen L. Allen, 70, of Rock Falls, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home.

Helen was born Oct. 26, 1943, in Rock Falls to Howard and Madeline (Jaques) Wilkinson. She worked for 30 years at Antech, retiring in 2002. Helen was a devoted caregiver to her family for her entire life. She enjoyed cooking and puzzles.

Survivors include her mother, Madeline of Sterling; one son, William (Ris) Allen of Costa Mesa, Calif.; one son-in-law, Jim McFadden; one sister, Mildred Rice of Sterling; five grandchildren, Travis Langley, Taylor Miniel, and Chad, Christine and James McFadden; many great-grandchildren; and special nieces and nephews, Wendy (Ron) Johnson, Theresa Delgado, Norma (Steve) Thompson and Vicki (Russ) Berogan.

She was preceded in death by her father; one daughter, Kelly McFadden; twin sons, Tim and Tom Allen in infancy; two brothers, Denver and Wayne Wilkinson; and one sister, Bonnie Garcia.

Visitation will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m., with a time of sharing at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. 

Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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