Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Dr. Douglas “Doug” Allen

Dr. Douglas S. “Doug Allen, 53, of Quincy, died unexpectedly Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Canton, IL.

Doug was born April 23, 1965, in Vandalia, IL a son of Gerald “Cubby” and Shirley Suits Allen. He was a 1983 graduate of Quincy Senior High School. Doug graduated from Quincy College in 1986, finishing in 3 years with a double major in biology and chemistry. He attended SIU School of Dental Medicine, graduating in 1990.

Doug and his twin brother, Dave, opened AA Dental Care in 1990 in Quincy. After selling AA Dental Care in 2015, Doug worked for Midwest Dental in Rushville for a short time then moved to their Canton office, where he was currently employed.

During high school, Doug was an All State musician, playing clarinet in the QHS band and orchestra. He was a member of the QHS track team, holding the record for the freshman/sophomore 100 yard dash. Doug was recruited by the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD for track. He was also a member of the QHS wrestling team.

Doug was active in DeMolay and other Masonic organizations and was an instructor for the International Association of Orthodontics. He was a member of Madison Park Christian Church.

Family meant everything to Doug. He and his son, Daxton, were best friends. He also enjoyed excursions with his mother and sister. Doug also spent much of his time “just hanging out” with his loving partner, Angel.

Survivors include, his mother, Shirley Allen of Quincy; son, Daxton Allen of Quincy; twin brother, Dave (Dottie) of Quincy; sister, Janine Allen of Quincy; niece, Lexi Allen of Quincy; nephews, Curtis and Colby Allen, both of Quincy: Angel Jacobi, of Mexico, MO; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Doug was preceded in death by his father, “Cubby” Allen; an infant brother, Jeffrey Allen; an uncle, Glenn Allen; and a cousin, Terry Allen.

Services: 1:00 pm Friday, July 13, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Chaplain James Riley officiating.

Burial: Quincy Memorial Park, Quincy, Illinois

Visitation: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Thursday July 12, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home

Memorials: David Allen for the Daxton Allen Education Fund


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.



  1. I went to grade school and high school with Doug. You will never find a better man. This world is a much lesser place without him. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

  2. I had the wonderful pleasure of knowing Dr. Doug Allen when I lived in Quincy, Illinois back in 2012-2013. I worked as a registered dental hygienist for both him and his brother, Dr. Dave. Not only was Doug a wonderful dentist, he was also a very good friend. He touched my life in such a profound way and helped me both on a professional and personal level. His life on earth was not long enough and my heart goes out to his son, his brother and all the wonderful co-workers I worked with when I was living there. My sincere condolences to his entire network of family, friends and patients. I miss you Dr. Doug and thank you for touching my life. I will see you one day when I too get to heaven.

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during these times of sorrow. My first memory of meeting Doug and Dave was back at Lincoln School. The first “twins” I remember ever meeting. Our paths continues to cross through grade school, Jr & Sr High, and Quincy College. Doug was my lifeguard instructor and we worked together at Wavering for a few summers. I looked to Doug’s example and inspiration as a caring instructor when I became an instructor. It was an easy decision to move my dental care and sit in Doug’s chair, for who better to help me with my fear of dentist’s than someone I have known most of my life. Our paths continues to cross as Shirley was my Grandmothers roommate at Good Sam. I could always catch up on the boys by asking Shirley and seeing the many photos of the families around the room. We are all a little better off having had the opportunity of knowing Doug.

  4. Shirley, Jan, Dave, and families – my heartfelt condolences go out to you, I am so saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. I have many childhood memories of the friendships formed with Doug, Dave, and your entire family at Madison Park Church. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  5. I’m at a loss for words and in shock. To his son, Daxton, his brother, Dave and his mother, Shirley, I’m so sorry for your loss and will keep you all in my prayers. I worked for them around 1994-95, I had never worked for a dentist office before, but Dr. Dave and Dr. Doug hired me and gave me a chance. I have so many fond memories of him. Thinking of you all.

  6. So sorry to learn of the passing of Doug. I have many memories of high school and college with Dave and Doug always having fun and working hard. Always looked forward to catching up at the class reunions. My condolences to the Allen family and all of Doug’s close friends. Such a shock. Praying for comfort and peace.

  7. I am sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Doug when our paths crossed at Quincy College. My condolences to his family and friends.

  8. I am so sad to hear about Dave. I enjoyed seeing the brothers visit their mother at Good Sam and visiting with all of you. Tell your mom that when I am able I will pay her a visit. I feel sad for her. My sincere sympathy.
    Marilyn Weisenborn

  9. My condolences to the family I remember all being kind and part of Quincy fiber that we loved May God be of comfort to all the family!

  10. So very sorry to hear. I have fond memories of Doug and the Allen family from church. Such a sweet family….I remember Doug as a kind soul… My sincere condolences to the whole family and friends. -Jenny

  11. Thoughts and Prayer to your Family
    He was a good Dentist my Family liked him alot
    i know him from church too…
    Good bless you all

  12. I’m so sorry and in shock to hear of the news of Doug. My heart goes out to A Shirly, Jan And Dave. I love remembering out time at MPCC as kids and growing up together. Rest well my friend. Until we meet again.

  13. Shirley ,Jan and David.I am so sorry to hear about Doug.Too young .I remember all the times we would all play together when we were neighbors on hill and brook .Sending prayers to you all .RIP Doug.

  14. We are heartbroken to learn of the untimely death of Doug. We send our heartfielt condolences as we reflect on the academic, musical, athletic and professional achievements that followed Doug’s life. We hope God’s Blessings and your personal memories will help you carry on Doug’s important legacy.

  15. Doug and I were great competitors growing up here in Quincy. He set a great example of rewards for hard work put in. My sincere condolences to the Allen family. May Doug rest in peace, as friends treasure the memories we share.

  16. So very saddened to hear of this. I have many childhood memories of Doug and Dave. My thoughts and prayers are with the Allen family.

  17. Our condolences to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  18. I am deeply saddened by this tragic and unexpected loss of Doug. There are so many stories and memories of him and his family and the short version would be that I enjoyed the journey of life and time that we shared and was looking forward to many more years. One story he told me that really stuck with me was that after graduating from Medical school the scariest thing was to take out large business loans to equip your dental office and lease a building and then on the first day you are in business turning the sign on the door to open and hope somebody shows up. It made us both laugh. Fortunately many came and I celebrated their success. I pray for his mother, Dave and Jan and all of their families as this will not be easy. We never know where the road will lead us sometimes but I do enjoy sharing the journey with all of you.

  19. Rest In Peace kind soul.
    Mother Allen: I will speak with you at The Home upon my return from The West Coast in two weeks. JG Duker

  20. I’m So sorry to hear this. I’m in shock!! You guys are in my thoughts and prayer.

  21. Dr.Dave, Jan, Shirley, Daxton….Angel, and all the Allen family & all his friends, there are no words. I am so thankful to have had a wonderful friend & boss. I have so many great memories I will cherish forever.

  22. I’m so sorry to hear about Doug’s passing. I have so many fun memories of when we worked together at Wavering Pool. My sincere condolences to to the family.

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