Sandra Lee Allen, 75, of Leesburg, Indiana, died on 7/12/2010 at 11:02 pm at Kosciusko Community Hospital Warsaw, Indiana. She was born on February 24, 1935 in Oswego, Indiana.
Sandra was lifelong resident of Leesburg, Indiana. She was born to Kenneth and Eva (Gannom) Hartman. She was a graduate of Leesburg High School and on Nov. 7, 1953 she married her devoted husband of 56 years Robert Allen, who survives.
Sandra was a secretary at Warsaw High School and then became a stay-at-home mom. When her youngest child entered school, she became the Librarian at Leesburg Elementary School where she retired after 37 years. While there, her love of music and unyielding devotion to children lead her to found and direct the kids choir for 30 years.
Sandra was a member of the Leesburg United Methodist Church where she participated in the adult choir while she created and served as director of the youth choir. She later belonged the First United Methodist Church at Warsaw where she sang in the Chancel Choir. Sandra was an accomplished soprano soloist and was engaged to sing at events all around the state of Indiana and twice traveled Europe with the Sounds of Hope Choir.
Her civic involvement included the organization of both the Leesburg Candleria and Leesburg Memorial Day Parades.
Sandra is survived by her husband, 4 children, 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, Kay (Allen) Pylant of Olathe, KS, her husband Steve and son Matt, Kip Allen of Pierceton, his daughter Quinn and son Jared, Ken Allen of Leesburg and his wife Gayle and sons, Brandon (his wife Amelia and Madison), Breydon, Brandtt and Kraig Allen, Leesburg and son Blaine and daughter Kristin.
Sandra Allens life was marked by a remarkable love for her children and grandchildren. They were, and continue to be, the symphony and magnum opus of her life.
Pastor Toni Carmer of the First United Methodist Church will officiate the services
Services will be held at First United Methodist Church Warsaw, Indiana on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 11:00 am. Calling hours will be 4-8 pm at the Funeral Chapel and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday, July 15, 2010. Burial will be at Leesburg Cemetery – Leesburg, IN.
McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel – Warsaw, IN is in charge of arrangements. The family kindly requests memorial contributions be made to:
The Kitchen/Community Closet
First United Methodist Church
179 South Indiana St.
Warsaw, IN 46580