Joann Allen (65) of Effingham

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Published on January 24 2013 11:39 am

Joann Allen, 65, of Effingham died Thursday morning, January 24, 2013 at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be 1 PM Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Pagel Funeral Home Edgewood with burial in Brown Cemetery, rural Edgewood. Visitation is 5-8 PM Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials are requested to American Cancer Society.

JoAnn was born September 25, 1947 in Clay Co., IL the daughter of James D. and G. Lorine (Landreth) Hites.  She was a personal assistant for the State of IL and enjoyed reading.

Surviving are her children; Melissa Allen and John Allen II of Effingham, brothers; Edgar “Sonny” (Reida) Hites of Altamont, Larry Hites of Farina, and Kenneth Landreth of Kenosha, WI, sisters; Georgia (Noel) Simmons of Mason and Ruby (Marvin) Higgenbothem of Farina, and grand daughter; Jessica Jean of LaClede.

Preceding her in death were her parents and brothers; James “Red” Hites and Glen Hites.