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Allen Eugene Bratten

Allen Eugene Bratten, age 75, of Carbondale, IL, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2019 at 6:34 p.m. in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Allen was born on April 23, 1944 in Carbondale, the son of Carl Eugene and Nevelyn Ruth (Ingram) Bratten.  Allen worked as an accountant for Southern Illinois University – Carbondale until he retired and later worked as a CPA from his home.  He enjoyed working on his computer, fishing, going to the beach (particularly at Hilton Head Island), attending SIU basketball and football games, and exercising at John A. Logan, which he did nearly every morning.

Survivors include his significant other, Sharon Martin of Carbondale; his two daughters, Micia (Bill) Beard of Chaffee, MO and Lynn Davis (significant other, Don) of Mascoutah, IL; his sister, Kimberly (Thomas) Clark of Carterville, IL; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Chad Beard.

Allen’s wishes were to be cremated and a private memorial service is being held at a later date.

Blue Funeral Home, Marion, IL is assisting the family with arrangements.

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