Jan (Johnson) Allen (1950 - 2019)

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Jan Johnson Allen was born Sept. 30, 1950 and died Jan. 5, 2019.
She was a lifetime resident of Cedar Key and graduated from Cedar Key High School in 1968.
Jan married Herman Allen in 1969. They were happily married for 45 years until his passing in 2015.
She was the director of the summer school program for many years. Jan and Herman were very involved in youth sports while their children were growing up. Having many special interests and talents, Jan was a wonderful homemaker and amazing cook, baker, cake decorator, seamstress and gardener.
Growing up with fishermen parents, Jan was no stranger to good seafood. She was head cook at the family owned Johnson's Brown Pelican restaurant, owned and operated Edgewater Kitchen, Island Girl Cakes and Johnson-Allen Seafood. She excelled at smoking fish and was famous for her smoked mullet spread and amazing red fish chowder.
She is survived by her sons, Andy (Shirlene) Allen of Cedar Key, Gregg (Nancy) Allen of Rome, Ga.; daughter, Jana (Graham) Cathey of York, S.C.; sisters, Nickie (Bill) Rucker of Cedar Key and Rosemary Cooke of Austin, Texas; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Madge Johnson; husband, Herman Allen; infant son, John Eric Allen; sons, Craig Allen and Russell Allen and brother-in-law, David Cooke.
Jan was a caring and loving wife and she deeply loved her children and grandchildren. She will be missed by many.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 5-7 p.m. at the Knauff Funeral Home Chapel in Chiefland.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 10 at 11a.m. at the Cedar Key Methodist Church with the Rev. Barry Andrews officiating. Burial will follow at the Cedar Key Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Knauff Funeral Home-Chiefland.

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Published in Chiefland Citizen on Jan. 10, 2019