ALLEN, JOHN W., 81, of Louisville, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2010 with his family by his side.
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He retired from Scholl's Trophies. His true calling was in tinkering and repairs of all types. He was a longtime member of St. Frances of Rome.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years, Anna Belle Allen; and his son, Johnny Allen.
He is survived by daughters, Linda Gentner (Donnie), Mary Ann Merideth (Brad), Brenda Sutton (Chuck); son, Stephen Allen (Glenda); grandchildren, Donna Esterle, Robert Gentner, Jason and Matthew Allen, Thomas and Joshua Merideth; great-grandchildren, Morgan, Mackenzie and Madison Esterle, Kyle Gentner, Jalyn and Brady Allen, Aiden Allen, Annabella and Emma Merideth.
His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 24, 2010 at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church, 2119 Payne St. with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Sunday, at Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Heuser Hearing Institute.
Published in The Courier-Journal from May 21 to May 23, 2010