American Patriotic 10
Official Obituary of

John I Allshouse

August 6, 1934 ~ March 11, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

John Allshouse Obituary

John I. Allshouse, 89, of Washington, IL passed away at 6:30 am on Monday, March 11, 2024, at Apostolic Christian Restmoor in Morton, IL.

He was born on August 6, 1934, in Brookville, PA, the son of Francis and Martha Stewart Allshouse. He married Barbara J. Imhoff on October 14, 1967, in Metamora.

Surviving are his wife of Washington, and their three children, Tim Allshouse of Blue Springs, MO, Darrin (Kerry) Allshouse of Waukee, IA, and Joan (Paul) Pylelo of Overland Park, KS. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Erica and Savannah Allshouse, Karigan Rossiter, Avery and Hannah Allshouse, Sloane, Mila, and August Pylelo; one sister, Martha Hawk of Punxsutawney, PA. One sister, Frances Ulmer, preceded him in death.

His life was marked by dedication, humor, and an unwavering commitment to his faith and family. John's journey began as a proud graduate of Greenville University in Greenville, IL, where he laid the foundation for a life of service and learning. His thirst for knowledge led him to Bradley University, where he earned his Master's in School Administration, equipping him with many roles he would excel in throughout his career.

John honorably served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force from 1953 until his honorable discharge in 1957. Following his military service, he embarked on a career in education, shaping young minds as a teacher at East Peoria, Washington Junior High School and later at Pleasant View School District in Washington. His passion for education was evident in every lesson he taught and every life he touched.

After his tenure in education, John joined Caterpillar Tractor Co., where he contributed his talents for several years. His entrepreneurial spirit later led him to become a self-employed insurance agent, a role in which he thrived for over 50 years. 

John's commitment to his community was as steadfast as his professional endeavors. He was a devout member of the Metamora Mennonite Church, serving as an Elder, Moderator, Sunday School teacher, and Church Treasurer.

A man of diverse interests, John found pleasure in the simple joys of life. He was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers, finding camaraderie and excitement in every game. Golfing was not just a pastime for John but a way to connect with friends. His sense of humor was infectious, and he had a unique ability to find laughter in everyday moments, spreading cheer wherever he went.

John's love for his family was unparalleled, especially his delight in watching his grandchildren grow. He cherished every moment spent with them, from sharing his love of sports, music, and humor  to enjoying ice cream. His presence was a source of comfort and joy, and his legacy of love will continue to live on through them.

Those who knew John would describe him as loving, funny, and friendly. He had a heart that never hesitated to give and a warmth that made everyone feel at home. His laughter, kindness, and unwavering positivity touched countless lives, and his memory will be treasured by all who knew him.

A funeral service is scheduled at Metamora Mennonite Church for Friday, March 15, 2024, at 11 a.m. Pastor Eric Potter and Pastor Jon Byler will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, also at the church. The burial will be in Glendale Cemetery in Washington. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Metamora Mennonite Church. Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington is assisting the family with arrangements. To share a memory or send a condolence to his family, visit

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John I Allshouse, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know John I Allshouse?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor John's memory.


March 15, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Metamora Mennonite Church
1393 Mennonite Road
Metamora, IL 61548

Funeral Service
March 15, 2024

11:00 AM
Metamora Mennonite Church
1393 Mennonite Road
Metamora, IL 61548


Glendale Cemetery
Oakwood Road and Candlewood Drive
Washington, IL 61571


© 2024 Mason Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility