John C. Allen, 88 of Crawfordsville passed away on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 at Franciscan Health Indianapolis.
He was born in Steuben, Ind. on April 6, 1930 to the late Ralph Fay and Susie Ivaloe (Ratcliff) Allen.
Mr. Allen graduated from Pine Village High School in 1950 and proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany and served during the Korean War. On July 11 1954 he married the love of his life, Barbara Lorraine (Hurd) Allen, who survives.
Mr. Allen was a salesman and worked as an insurance agent for Western-Southern Life Insurance Company for over 22 years. He was a member of the East Side Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening, mushroom hunting, loved detailing cars and loved watching NASCAR, his favorite drivers being A.J Foyt and Jeff Gordon.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Barbara, of Crawfordsville; a son, Gary Allen of Indianapolis; a daughter, Cathy Jo (Andrew) Rausch of Rochester; a brother, Rex Allen; a sister, Elieen Hancock; sister-in-law, Wreatha Allen; two grandchildren, Christopher Michael (Lindsay) Rausch and Austin John (Dina) Rausch; and two great-grandchildren, Calex and Nicola Rausch.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Thornton Allen and Eugene (Barbara E.) Allen; brother-in-law, Mel Hancock; and a sister-in-law, Susie Allen.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 at East Side Baptist Church in Crawfordsville with Pastor Steve Whicker officiati9ng. Family and friends may pay their respects two hours prior to service. Cremation will follow the service with the burial of cremains at a later date.
Memorial donations may be given in his memory to the East Side Baptist Church.
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