The Washington Times-Herald

April 1, 2013

Betty Allen

May 9, 1926 - March 30, 2013

Washington Times-Herald

VINCENNES — Betty J. Allen, 86, passed away at 11:15 p.m. Saturday at BridgePointe Health Campus in Vincennes. She was born on May 9, 1926, in Montgomery, to Mike and May (Dodson) Coleman. A homemaker, Betty was a member of the Southside Presbyterian Church. Her hobbies and interests included the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary, dancing, singing, flower gardening, in which she took great pride in, and loved taking care of babies for many people in the community. Surviving are her children, Roger and Madelon Allen of Fort Myers, Fla., Jerry Patrick and Suzanne Allen of Bicknell, Les and Mary Allen of Bruceville, Angie and Terry Johnson of Vincennes, and Lea and Scott McQuinn of Lebanon, Ohio; 14 loving grandchildren, Tonia Fischer, Amy DeNise, Andy Allen, Paul Michael Allen, Chad Allen, Heather Keller, Jason Allen, Andrea Ryan, Rhonda Lane-Makowichuk, Christopher Allen, Nicole Allen, Kyle McQuinn, Tyler McQuinn, and Tatiana McQuinn; 19 great-grandchildren; and her daughters-in-law, Fava Allen of Loogootee, and Paula Allen of Vincennes. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Earl Allen, whom she married in 1942, and died July 7, 1978; three sons, Randy Allen, Ronnie Allen and Mike Allen, and five brothers and sisters. Funeral services for Betty will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Gardner Brockman Funeral Home with Kyle McQuinn officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to BridgePointe Health Campus. Online condolences may be made at