Chester "Gene" Allen, 79, of Cloverdale, passed away at 7:45 p.m. on Sunday November 23, 2008 at the Owen Valley Health Campus in Spencer.
Born January 8, 1929 in Park County.
He was retired from Lone Star Industries after 38 years. He was of the United Methodist faith and was a U.S. Army veteran.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Rita Sullivan Allen of Cloverdale; his children Philip Allen and his wife Kim of Wawaka, IN and Debra Mitchell and her husband Duane of Franklin; six grandchildren, one brother, Sam Allen and his wife, Karen of Bell Union; three sister-in-laws Kay Sullivan Oliphant of Bloomfield, Indiana; Vera Sullivan Cox of Greencastle and Virginia Allen of Plainfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents and other family members.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Paul Fulp officiating. Burial will follow at Newark Cemetery.
The family wishes all donations be made to the American Cancer Society.