Obituary for Juanita B. Allen

Juanita B. Allen

Juanita B. Allen (nee Miller), age 86, of Leesburg, Indiana passed away Saturday, June 24 at 11:33 PM in Goshen Hospital, Goshen, IN.

She was born December 18, 1930 in Leesburg to C. Maxwell and Hazel (Starner) Miller. She graduated Salutatorian from Leesburg High School in 1948.

She married Richard A. “Dick” Allen on June 12, 1949. He preceded her in death October 28, 2014 after 65 years of marriage.

She lived her entire life in Leesburg, while she and Dick enjoyed winters in Quartzsite, Arizona after they retired. She worked at Peoples State Bank in Leesburg for many years and then raised ducks for Maple Leaf Farms while her children were in school.

She was a member of the Tippy Lee Home Ec. Club and Past President of Kosciusko County Extension Homemakers Association. She was a member of Leesburg United Methodist Church. She enjoyed baking, quilting, traveling, her cats, and time with her family.

She is survived by a son, Steven Allen; daughter Beth (Todd) Hofmann, both of Leesburg; five grandchildren, Heather (Michael) Gaines, Warsaw, Brittany (Duffy) Gaynor, Zionsville, Ashley (Sam) Householder, Osceola, Cody (Faith) Allen, Ashford, Conn. and Dax (Jaki) Allen, Noblesville; two great grandchildren, Easton and Ava Gaynor; and a brother Gerald “Bud” Miller of Warsaw.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Max Allen, and a great granddaughter, Emma Lee Gaynor.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, June 28, 2017, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Funeral Services will be Thursday at 1:00 PM, June 29, 2017 at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Pastor Rob Seewald of Leesburg United Methodist Church will officiate the service.

Memorials are to be made to Leesburg United Methodist Church, 111 West Prairie Street, Leesburg, IN 46538; or the Animal Welfare League, 3489 East 100 South, Pierceton, IN 46562.

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