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Savanah was the real story behind that trial

Posted Friday, February 1, 2013, at 6:54 PM

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Savanah, Chloe and Josh
Behind many of the long-winded stories on the front page about defendants on trial for some kind of alleged wrong-doing, there's some person or some family suffering some kind of loss. Once in a while their stories are told. Most of the time, they're not.

This week in Greene Circuit Court, a man was found guilty of causing a crash on February 15 last year in eastern Greene County, with methamphetamine in his system, causing a death. He's been the subject of many stories.

Savanah Allen, a young mother, lost her life in that crash.

I met one of Savanah's family members while I was covering the trial, an aunt who sat quietly through the proceedings. When we struck up a conversation, she never said a harsh word about the defendant, or about the circumstances being hashed out, except that listening was difficult.

Instead she told me about Savanah's family, how her husband misses Savanah, and about their baby Chloe, her cries for Mommy, her language ability at an early age, and that she was a beautiful, sweet child, and smart too. She said, "I think she's a genius."

In the media, attention is directed to the defendant, even when they don't deserve a spotlight. The real story, in this case, was Savanah and her little family.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then these pictures of Savanah, her baby Chloe and her husband Josh, say more than anything I could write.

Anna Rochelle is a staff writer at the Greene County Daily World and can be reached by sending an email to indianarose@fastmail.us or by calling the office at 812-847-4487.


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Thank you for telling Savanah's side of the story.

-- Posted by gocolts on Fri, Feb 1, 2013, at 9:01 PM

Thank you for your comments on Savannah. She was such a loving & proud wife & mother to Josh & Chloe. She always had a smile on her face, even when suffering with MS. She was a good friend to many, a wonderful family member to many, & a very loving mother. She will be missed for many, many days, months & years to come. Rest in peace, Savanah Allen. We all love you.

-- Posted by missingvana on Sat, Feb 2, 2013, at 5:28 PM

Thank you for turning the spotlight from the miscreant defendant to our beautiful daughter. Vana was always giving. Even when we lived in Mexico, amongst the wealthiest people high in the mountains, Vana would always lament the poverty of the masses as her mind focused on all the poor villages visible as we ascended to our villa above the clouds. Always focused on social inequities and always willing to buck status quo. Once whilst living lakeside in Lake Chapala, Mx., she opted to play with a poor child knowing the scorn and ridicule her privileged friends would bring upon her, yet she maintained that friendship despite such scorn. We miss our daughter terribly. With love "nuestra fresa" from your mother and father, Samuel & Susan Chavez, Nashville, Indiana

-- Posted by Savanah's Father on Sun, Feb 3, 2013, at 11:54 AM

Our beloved daughter Savanah was named after the Jimmy Buffet song "Little Miss Magic". Vana loved our 67' MG Midget cruising around Brown County, she truly loved life!

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Constantly amazed by the blades of the fan on the ceiling.The clever little glances she gives me can't help but be appealing.She loves to ride into town with the top down. Feel that warm breeze on her gentle skin

She is my next of kin.

I see a little more of me everyday, I catch a little more moustache turning gray. Your mother is the only other woman for me, Little miss magic, what you gonna be?

Sometimes I catch her dreamin and wonder where that little mind meanders. Is she strollin along the shore or cruisin oer the broad savannahs,I know someday she'll learn to make up her own rhymes.Someday she's gonna learn how to fly, Oh that I wont deny.

I catch a little more dialogue comin my way

I see those big blue eyes just start to lookin astray

Your mothers still the only other woman for me

Little miss magic, what you gonna be?

Yes, she loves to ride into town with the top down

Feel that warm breeze on her gentle skin

She is my next of kin.

Constantly amazed by the blades of the fan on the ceiling, Those clever little looks she gives just can't help but be appealing,I know someday shell learn to make up her own rhymes,One day she's gonna learn how to fly

That I wont deny.

I see a little more of me everyday

I feel a little more moustache turning gray

Your mothers still the only other woman for me

Little miss magic, what you gonna be?

Little miss magic, what you gonna be?

Little miss magic, just can't wait to see

Its raining, it's pouring

Your old man is snoring......

I miss you so much "daddy's widdle gurl " .

Love, your father.

-- Posted by Savanah's Father on Sun, Feb 3, 2013, at 12:46 PM


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