Ralph Edward Allison, 63, of Peoria, passed away at 8:47 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. A funeral liturgy will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 W. Lake Ave. in Peoria, with Father Paul Stark officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded. Ralph was born on January 21, 1954 in Peoria, a son of Edward and Georgia (Smith) Allison. He married Linda Selburg on September 20, 1975 in Peoria. She survives. He is also survived by his children, Amie (Mike) Melton of Washington, Don (Jennifer) Allison of Peoria and Ryan (Heather) Allison of Surprise, AZ; siblings, Caron Boland and Darla Jones, both of Peoria and William Allison of Vandalia; grandchildren, Jacob Stoffle, McKinley and Daniella Allison and Ashley and Ryan Melton; and his beloved dogs, Rose and Princess. Ralph was an inspector at Komatsu for thirty-four years, retiring in 2009. His hobbies included watching the St. Louis Cardinals and bowling. He was a member of the Greater Peoria Bowling Association, where he received thirteen 300 game rings. . He loved sports, whether he was playing, watching or coaching. Ralph enjoyed eating steak with his family, eating breakfast and going to his grandchildren’s events. He is admired for his love of his family, especially his grandchildren, whom he collected rocks for, and for his faithfulness to his wife and family. They described him as a simple man, easy going, and a good listener. Memorial contributions may be made in Ralph’s memory to TAPS or St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.
My deepest condolences
March 30, 2017
My deepest condolences. May these few words from the Holy Scriptures bring you comfort in your time of grief...
32 And so Mary, when she arrived where Jesus was and caught sight of him, fell at his feet, saying to him: “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33 Jesus, therefore, when he saw her weeping and the Jews that came with her weeping, groaned in the spirit and became troubled; 34 and he said: “Where have YOU laid him?” They said to him: “Lord, come and see.” 35 Jesus gave way to tears. 36 Therefore the Jews began to say: “See, what affection he used to have for him!” 37 But some of them said: “Was not this [man] that opened the eyes of the blind man able to prevent this one from dying?”
38 Hence Jesus, after groaning again within himself, came to the memorial tomb. It was, in fact, a cave, and a stone was lying against it.39 Jesus said: “TAKE the stone away.” Martha, the sister of the deceased, said to him: “Lord, by now he must smell, for it is four days.”40 Jesus said to her: “Did I not tell you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” 41 Therefore they took the stone away. Now Jesus raised his eyes heavenward and said: “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 True, I knew that you always hear me; but on account of the crowd standing around I spoke, in order that they might believe that you sent me forth.” 43 And when he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice: “Laz´a·rus, come on out!” 44The [man] that had been dead came out with his feet and hands bound with wrappings, and his countenance was bound about with a cloth. Jesus said to them: “Loose him and let him go.”
45 Therefore many of the Jews that had come to Mary and that beheld what he did put faith in him;
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My condolences, as feelings of pain and bitterness become unbearable. It is my desire to convey a comforting thought based on the Holy Scriptures
John 5:28 "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out."
This passage speaks of the resurrection of our loved ones. It is not God's plan to see us suffer and die, so He extends the following invitation to us: "Come near to God and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8)
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My Long-time Friend
March 29, 2017
My deepest, heart-felt condolences to Linda and the entire Allison family for your recent loss. Ralph hired into WABCO (Komatsu) a few months after I did in 1975 and started playing softball on the WEAA team immediately. He would give you the shirt off his back; he was that kind of person. I played and worked with Ralph for 12 years. I played a LOT of ball and I reserved one of my favorite complimentary titles for Ralph. I always said that a lot of guys play ball; but that there was not very many "ball-players". Ralph was "ball-player"! When I read the paper and discovered his passing, I was genuinely saddened.
I lost touch with Ralph and my other co-workers at WABCO after I was permanently laid off in January of 1987. I'm saddened by this now, as well. So many memories of Ralph! All good, too! I never knew Ralph to be down or angry with anyone. He was always happy and his pleasant demeanor rubbed off on everyone: me included. Claudie and I will Keep Linda nad the family in our prayers during this difficult time. Thank you, Ralph, for the pleasure of getting to know one of God's finest!
Jim & Claudie Dusten
Siento su gran perdida
March 28, 2017
Una de las razones de esta lineas es para contribuir en algo su gran perdida,usted sabe que en las Sagradas Escrituras encontramos una esperanza extraordinaria de parte de Dios Jehova.
En ella usted mismo comprovara en el evangelio de Juan capitulo 5 versiculos 28 y 29 dice:No se maravillen de esto(no se sorprenda)vendra el dia en que todos los que estan en las tumbas saldran¡¡¡¡
Es por eso que escribo estas promesas de Dios que no puede mentir Tito capitulo 1 versiculo 2, ademas encontrara deleitables palabras de esperanza,de paz interna,que nadie puede darle solo Dios Jehova.
Si usted desea mas informacion sobre este tema por fabor dirijase a:htpp:/www.jw.org
Mossville Plus League Secretary
March 28, 2017
Ralph Allison was a member of the Mossville Plus league for many years, my husband and I will keep you in our prayers as you are going through this difficult time. So sorry to hear..