Allen Gene G. Allen, 88 of Powell, Ohio, passed away April 12, 2013 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Gene was born November 19, 1924 in Dry Run, PA., a son of the late Wilbur and Ness Allen. Gene was a World War II veteran serving in the 17th Airborne division during the Battle of the Bulge. Thereafter, he was employed at International Harvester for over 38 years. Upon retirement, Gene worked part time at Walmart. Gene was an avid golfer and a member of Riviera Country Club for 42 years. He also loved Nascar and spending time with his grandchildren. Gene was predeceased by his first wife Mary, brother Joseph Allen and sister Dorothy Allen. Gene is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy Battista-Allen; children, Gary (Kristine) Allen and Barbara (Andy) Jones; four grandchildren, Brandon, Spencer and Sawyer Allen and Joseph Jones; two brothers, John and Robert; sister, Doris Harry. Friends and family will be received 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, at HILL FUNERAL HOME, 220 S. State St., Westerville where services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Rev. David Redding officiating. Interment Blendon Central Cemetery. A celebration of Gene's life will be held immediately following this service at Riviera County Club, 8205 Avery Road, Dublin. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ohio Honor Flight, PO Box 12636, Columbus, OH 43212.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Apr. 14 to Apr. 15, 2013
Hill Funeral Home
220 South State Street Westerville, OH 43081