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Marilyn Allison

February 10, 1936 — February 12, 2017

Roanoke-Marilyn J. Allison, 81, of Roanoke, IL passed away at 7:53 am on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.

She was born on February 10, 1936 in Roanoke a daughter of Arthur and Lillian LeConte Bernius.

Marilyn is survived by one daughter, Teri Reither of Roanoke; one son, Matthew Allison of Roanoke; two grandsons, Jarrod and Austin Reither; and two brothers, Roger Bernius of Dewitt, IL; and Larry (Jean) Bernius of Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Stanley and Arthur, Jr.

Marilyn worked as the manager of Freedom gas station in Roanoke for over 28 years. She loved to go fishing, cheer for the Cubs, and most of all spending time with her family.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke. Pastor Charlie Graul will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Cremation rites have been accorded and burial will be in Roanoke Township Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the family to help with expenses. Online condolences may be sent to


FEB 15. 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Knapp-Johnson-Harris Roanoke
204 West Husseman Street
Roanoke, IL 61561-7648

Memorial Service

FEB 15. 7:00 PM (CST)

Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home
204 West Husseman Street
Roanoke, IL 61561

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