Linda Diane Allen, 64, of Taylorville passed away at 10:32 A.M. on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in her home surrounded by her family. She was born on January 22, 1952 in Decatur, the daughter of Lawrence and Norma (McQuality) Baker.
Linda was raised by her mother Norma and Kenneth Rader of Moweaqua. She worked retail jobs over the years and was also an in-home caregiver. She had many pen pals that she enjoyed keeping in touch with. Linda enjoyed going for rides, and spending time relaxing at the lake.
She is survived by her children: Noah Allen of Moweaqua and Penney (Nate) Domonousky of Taylorville; grandchildren: Cassandra Dees of Alabama, Laken Brion of Taylorville, Mac Brion of Taylorville, Brittany Allen of Charleston, and Dakota Allen of Charleston; great-grandchildren: Caiden Beach of Alabama, Aubree Sims of Charleston, Liam Stumborg of Champaign, Vivian Allen of Charleston, and Kannon Brion of Taylorville; siblings: Richard (Penne) Rader of Springfield, Robert (Sheila) Rader of Lovington, Shawn (fiancée Karla Sims) Watkins of Taylorville, JoLynn Baldwin of Champaign, Rhonda (Kip Sr.) Brooks of Decatur, Brenda Johnson of Moweaqua, and Candace (fiancé Darin Rock) Bell of Moweaqua; special aunt: Jean Bock of Taylorville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, and nephew: Leslie Harlin.
Mrs. Allen will be cremated and the family will host a memorial gathering at a later date. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling arrangements. Memories of Linda, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com