November 23, 2011
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 11/27/2011 14:00:00
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 11/28/2011 11:00:00
James Allen Jr., age 85, of Willard, Ohio passed away at his home on Wednesday, November 23, 2011. He was born February 20, 1926 in Lykins, KY to the late James Sr. and Hettie (Richie) Allen. He was a WWII Navy veteran, serving on the USS BB40 New Mexico. James retired in 1983 from B & O Railroad in Willard. He enjoyed traveling and most of all, spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife Iwilda (King) Allen, whom he married on July 18, 1979; eleven children, Barb Jones of Willard, Leonard (Linda) Allen of Plymouth, Dallas (Ruth Ann) Allen of Willard, Charles (Jennie) Allen of Willard, Lori (Ronnie) Lykins of Willard, Kathy (Jim) Maurer of Willard, Bonnie (John) McFarlin of Attica, Hershel (Debbie) Rowe of Shelby, Peggy (Wayne) Hale of Mason, Patty Allen of Shelby and Kevin (Tricia) Allen of Willard; 25 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Hazel Allen; daughter, Nickie Marie Allen and brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be Sunday, November 27, 2011, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, where the funeral service will be Monday, November 28, 2011 at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Mark Dunn officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven. Memorial contributions to the Church of God in Plymouth or Stein Hospice of Sandusky. Online condolences at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.
Barb We were so sorry to hear about your dad. We know how hard it is. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, may all the good memories get you through the days ahead. Penny and Gordon
To the Allen Family. So sorry to read that Bro. Allen has finished his journey and now is at peace with our Jesus. We enjoyed all our conversations with Bro. Allen when running in to he and Sis. Allen when we were all out and about. Please know we will be praying for the family through this difficult time. God will give you strength.
Sister Allen and family:
You are in our thoughts and prayers and
we loved Bro. Allen. Our loss is heavens gain.
God Bless You all.
Dave and Rosanna Craven
Lori & Family: Sorry to hear of your loss. Please take comfort knowing you are in the thoughts and prayers of many. God Bless!
Barb, So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He is at peace now. You will be in my thoughts at this time.
Iwilda and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of James. Your family are in my prayers.
Lori and family, please accept our condolences for the loss of your father.. Willy worked on RR with Jim, and I knew him through Willy . He stopped and took my daughter and myself to the hospital here in willard years ago when a truck hit my car on rt. 162. He was a very nice man. i’m sure he will be missed by all who loved him.
Willis and Gladys Hicks
Barb & Karen, I am so sorry to hear of your dad and grandpa’s passing. I feel so blessed to have met him and enjoyed talking with him the times I was invited to his home. All of you are in my prayers.
Leonard & family Sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. I know you all you could for him! May he have peace in Heaven. Respectfully,John & Brenda Kline
Leonard & family Sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. I know you did all you could for him! May he have peace in Heaven. Respectfully,John & Brenda Kline
So sorry to hear of your loss. He was a special man and we were blessed to have attended church with him several years ago, while living in Willard. We will keep your family in our prayers.
David, Mandy, Keaton & Katie Snyder
Please accept my condolences on your loss of Jim.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I am Jim Hyatt, Amanda Snyder’s father, and met Mr. Allen at church during our visits to Willard. Mr. Allen greeted us time with christian friendship and, although our visits were limited and short, I was extremenly fond of Mr. Allen.
Our family extends our deepest sympathies to the entire Allen family.