News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 7, 2013

Allen Lee Zellers

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DENNISON, Ill. — Allen Lee Zellers, 51, of Dennison, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in his residence. He was born Aug. 20, 1962, in Terre Haute, to Carl Zellers and Edna Newport Zellers.

Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Hill Zellers, whom he married on July 9, 1988, in Terre Haute; three children, Ashlie Zellers Foote and her husband Timothy of La Mesa, Calif., Nathan Zellers and Kayla Zellers, both at home; his father, Carl Zellers; two sisters, Debbie Brown and her husband Mike of Dennison and Brenda Farrell and her husband John of Martinsville, Ill.; a brother, Gary Zellers and his wife Kim of West Terre Haute; a stepbrother, Paul Matherly and his wife Linda of Terre Haute; three stepsisters, Sheila Gregg and her husband James and Ruth Bedwell and her husband Kenny, all of Terre Haute, and Diana Poling and her husband Harry of Rosedale; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Kathy and David Hill of Terre Haute; a brother-in-law, David L. Hill II of Terre Haute; aunts and uncles, Bob and Barbara Newport of Dennison, Max and Donna Zellers of Granite City, Ill., and Charles Zellers of Peoria, Ariz.; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna Newport Zellers; an infant brother; and by his stepmother, Charlotte Matherly Zellers.

Allen was a graduate of Marshall High School class of 1980. He loved sports and clowning around making people laugh. He was the comedian and clown of the family. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

There will be a visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. (Ind. time) today, Nov. 7, 2013, in Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 N. 3rd St., West Terre Haute. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. (Ind. time) 12 noon (Ill. time) Friday in Darwin Cemetery in Darwin, Ill., with Pastor Bob Maskell officiating and with military rites being presented. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Allen Zellers Memorial Fund with envelopes available in the funeral home.