Eldred Allen Crain, age 68, of Monmouth passed away at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois on Saturday January 18, 2020 at 12:41pm. Allen was born on July 5, 1951 in Monmouth and is the son of Eldred E. and Mary Lois Sage. Alan was raised in Monmouth and attended Harding school, Central Jr. High, and Monmouth High School. Allen married Vicki J. Hardesty on January 16, 1971 in Monmouth, Illinois and she is surviving. Allen began work with the City of Monmouth in Maintenance and also served several years as an officer on the Monmouth Police Force. Allen has been employed as a maintenance man at numerous local nursing homes in the area and later at Gates Rubber Company in Galesburg before they closed. Lastly he did maintenance at the Holliday Inn Express in Galesburg, Illinois. Allen was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and loved baseball. He loved classic cars and the local car show. He was known as the family comedian and loved his family and friends. In later years Alan loved to go to the casino.
He is survived by his wife, Vickie of Monmouth, four sisters, Alice Hull of Monmouth, Sharon Gorman and Chet of Monmouth, Joyce Malcom and David of Monmouth, and Laurie Ramos and Leo of Monmouth, Illinois. There are three brothers surviving, Darrell "Butch" Crain and Martha of Kirkwood, Lennie Bell and Diane of Kirkwood, and Randy Bell and Barb of Monmouth, Illinos. Three step siblings are also surviving. He is preceded in death by his parents, one niece, and one nephew.
A graveside service for the committal of his ashes is planned at 11:00 am on Saturday January 25, 2020 at Monmouth Cemetery. A memorial fund is being established by his family.
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