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SUMTER – Mildred Tebrugge Allen, 88, of Morningside of Sumter, formerly of Bluffs, Ill., died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at Covenant Place.

Born Aug. 4, 1925, in Petersburg, Ill., she was a daughter of William and Marie Becker Tebrugee. She married John W. Allen on Sept. 6, 1947; he preceded her in death.

Survivors include a daughter, Mindy (David) Popovich of Manning; a granddaughter, Elizabeth (Chad) Dietrich of Columbia; a sister, Elsie (Harold) Juhl of Tallula, Ill., two brothers, William Tebrugge of Lincoln, Ill. and Lawrence Tebrugge of Springfield, Ill.; two sisters-in-law, Mary Ella Allen and Ann Blane of Petersburg, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Grosboll; and two brothers, James Tebrugge and Henry Tebrugge. Mrs. Allen and her husband owned and operated the Allen Lumber Company and general contracting business in Bluffs for a number of years.  She was active in the Girl Scouts, was president of the Bluffs Library Board, a member of the Naples United Methodist Church and active in many civic affairs.  She enjoyed playing bridge and reading, along with volunteering with the United Way.

Graveside services will be held in the spring in Illionois. Memorials are suggested to the Naples Methodist Church; Bluffs Library; or the United Way of Sumter.

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements. (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org







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