CENTERTOWN-Ovelia Allen, born September 4, 1923, daughter of the late Clyde Ronald and Lillie Boise (Maddox) Pillow, died Sunday, February 9, 2020 at her home near Centertown.  She attended Centertown and Walton’s Creek Schools and was a retired homemaker.  She married June 28, 1940, to Ivan Dennie Allen who preceded her in death, as well as an infant son, Wendell Foster Allen; five brothers Harvey Taylor Pillow, Walter Harold Pillow, James Carroll Pillow, Clyde Junior Pillow and Boise Allen Pillow. She lived her life as a Christian of the General Baptist faith.

Survivors include a daughter, Helen Gail (Earl Glenn) McKeown of Centertown; grandsons Cary Reid McKeown and Adam Kyle (Vanessa Kay) McKeown of Smyrna, Tennessee; a brother, Elbert Lee (Faye) Pillows of Apollo Beach, Florida; step great grandchildren, Donovan Salvato, Brittani (Marc) Fisher and Jacob Salvato; step great great granddaughter, Addyson Grace Salvato.

Arrangements are by Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with visitation from 4-8PM Wednesday and after 10 AM Thursday at the funeral home.  The funeral will be at 1PM Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Eugene Pillow officiating.  Burial will follow in Lone Star Cemetery.  Pallbearers include Glenn Pillow, Tim Pillow, Jerry Farris, Mark Sheffield, John Allen, Leroy Barnes.  Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Lone Star Cemetery, 161 Allen Lane, Centertown, KY 42328.  Online condolences may be sent to   


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