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Allan Lloyd

Allan Lloyd

Allan L. Lloyd, 95, of Marissa, IL; born on July 30, 1924 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Cedarhurst Senior Living Center in Sparta, IL.

Mr. Lloyd was a retired Assistant Commissary Officer at Scott Air Force Base.  He was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Marissa and attended Calvary Baptist Church after moving to Sparta.  He was a United States Navy Veteran serving in WWII as a medic.  Allan was also a school bus driver for nine years and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity.  Allan was also very proud that he was able to participate in the Central Illinois Honor Flight.

He was preceded in death by his parents – John and Roxie, nee Atkins, Lloyd.  His loving wife – Helen “Earline”, nee Wyllie, Lloyd whom he married on September 6, 1947 in Marissa, IL and who passed away on February 26, 2001.  One brother – Harold Lloyd.  Two sisters – Vivian Lloyd; Lola Mae Lloyd.

He is survived by his sons – James (Cheryl) Lloyd of Oswego, IL; Myron (Reha) Lloyd of Salem, IL.  His granddaughters – Jennifer (John) Fiduccia; Heather (Andrew) DiVerde; Rachel (David) Ray; Drs. Emily (Rob) Smith.  Eight great-grandchildren.  One brother – Lowell (Helen) Lloyd of Sparta, IL.  One sister – Norma Jeffers of Steeleville, IL.  One brother-in-law – Bill (Shirley) Wyllie of Lake Ozark, MO.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church or to Habitat for Humanity.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call at the First Baptist Church in Marissa, IL on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00noon.

Funeral: Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Marissa, IL Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 12:00noon with Revs. Harkness officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.


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  1. Rollie and LaVon Canning says:

    So sorry for your loss of your special Dad! Thinking of you and your family at this sad time..may he now Rest In Peace. We always enjoyed visiting with your dad(and mom). A true gentleman. He will be missed.

  2. Pamela Sinn Hargan says:

    I remember your parents so fondly! They were such good people and pleasure to talk to. May your memories bring you lasting peace.

  3. Terry Gann says:

    Condolences to the family. I remember Mr Lloyd as one of the great Sunday school teachers I had growing up at the Baptist Church in the late 50s and 60s.

    • Myron says:

      Thank you. I remember going to your parents shop. Was it TV’s? Anyway…the Ganns were great members at FBC. Thanks for your kindness.

      • Myron says:

        Dad did standup with your parents. They also joined military together with Ives Volmer. My first memory Em was you living in the big house on the hill in Sparta. I really liked your mother Ruth. Thanks for your kind words.

  4. Connie Calvert Cominsky says:

    If memory serves, Allan was the best man when my mom and dad married. He was a good friend to my parents. He was a genuinely friendly, caring man. Much sympathy to the family.

  5. Mellanie Portz says:

    I enjoyed every visit I had w Allen at Cedarhurst. I remember when he was a bus driver for Marissa school as well as seeing him walk around town. I liked to hear about his adventures with Habitat for Humanity& President Carter.
    A fine gentleman.

    • Myron says:

      Dad thought so much of you Mellanie. Thanks fir being so kind to him with small remembrances. It meant the world to him. .

  6. Kathy heil says:

    So sorry for your loss

  7. Clara Taylor says:

    Sorry for your loss. He was a great man. I have known him for years and he always called me Carol. Sorry that I will not be able to make are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Rosann Amann says:

    He was such a friendly and kind man. Our children remember him as one of their favorite bus drivers. When I would see him, he never failed to ask about our kids.

  9. Helen McCloskey says:

    Condolences to the Lloyd family. He will be missed.


    So sorry to read this just now. Oddly, I was just thinking about him just earlier this morning. Wonderful memories of him as he and Earline were very kind to me. I was grateful to have run into in 2015 during a visit to the Marissa area and was presently surprised that he remembered me given his advanced age at the time. Prayers for his family.

  11. Cathy Sinn Flowers says:

    Dear Myron and Jim,
    He was such a friendly man that I always liked encountering. May God grant you the Peace that only He can give.

    • Myron says:

      Thank you Cathy. My parents thought a lot of Dale and Dilly. Appreciate your kind comments.

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