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Luther Allison

July 30, 1963 — January 21, 2016

Luther "Luke" Allison III,52, of Chillicothe formerly Sparland, died on January 21, 2016 at Unity Point Methodist in Peoria.

Born in Peoria on July 30, 1963 to the late Luther and Maxine Beaumont Allison, he married Carol Throan on February 8, 1992 in Lacon.

Luke worked at Foster and Gallagher in Peoria in magazine sales, in car sales at Green Chevrolet, and then was a bus driver for the Camdenton, MO school district when he lived in Missouri before his illness.

An avid sports fan he loved watching football, basketball, and baseball on television and attending NASCAR races with his family. Luke also liked to fish and play pool in his off time.

He is survived by his wife Carol; daughter Hannah of Tempe, AZ; brothers Ron (Monica) Allison of Mossville; Larry (Deb) Clare of Sparland; Chris (Pam) Clare of Chillicothe; and several nieces & nephews.

Luke was also preceded by his son Brandon and his sister Loretta Clare.

Cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial service will be held on Friday, January 29 at 7 pm at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon with a visitation held from 5-7 prior to the service. Graveside burial of ashes will be held on Saturday, January 30 at Chillicothe City Cemetery at 11am. Robert Murphy will be officiating and memorial contributions can be left at: Online condolences can be left at

Memorial Visitation

JAN 29. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

Memorial Service

JAN 29. 7:00 PM (CST)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

Graveside Inurnment

JAN 30. 11:00 AM (CST)

Chillicothe City Cemetery
Chillicothe, IL

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