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“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Remembering how fortunate we were to have the Allens as our neighbors. ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Mary - Fort Wayne, IN - Neighbor

“Thoughts and prayers to the entire family during this time of sorrow ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: kent hills - friend of cheryl's

“I never met Barbara, but from the stories I read on this website sounds like she was a terrific mom, grandma, great grandma, sister and aunt. My...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Sue Becker - Fort Wayne, IN

“We are so sorry to hear of your loss, but know that she is now with Heaven's hosts on that shing shore. May God give you the peace of His love. ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Phil & Jo Zimmermann

“Our deepest sympathy. You are all in our thoughts & prayers. ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: William, Lana & Sheyenne Smucker - IN

“are there any plans for after her funeral? ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: keith vores - Anderson, IN

“Watched out for me and my mom in Ft. Wayne-...back in the 1960's with all of the love of a second mother. certainly, Grandma and Grandpa Gray's kid....Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: keith vores - Anderson, IN

“So sorry for your Great Loss!! Praying for peace and comfort for all the family!! ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Jennifer Richardson and Miss Lydia

“My Dear Sweet Oldest Sister: I have so many happy memories being raised not only with you, but alot of times by you. The funny stories you would...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Lanie - Clearwater, FL - Sister

“Now she is with Uncle Crandall. I know she will be greatly missed. My love goes out to my family at this time of sorrow, thinking of you all. Kurt...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Dana Allen Kollmeyer - Palatine, IL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Toni Reynolds & Jamie Boller - IN

“TO one of the nicest ladies I ever met.You will be missed so much.It will help knowing you will with many others who love you.GOD is getting a very...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Jim Smith - Ft Wayne, IN - Friend

“Our sympathy to the family. The Allens were good neighbors. Judy and Ken Richardson and family ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Ken Richardson - Fort Wayne, IN

“You will be greatly missed Grandma. You did a great job being the cornerstone of our family. We will all miss you. It brings peace to my heart to...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Joshua - Fort Wayne, IN

“so sorry for your loss,she will be missed just like harold,im sure she is at peace and with her family and friends who also have left us.. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: catherine m bigger - Fortwayne, IN

“My thoughts, prayers and love to all of you. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Melissa Gray - Moyie Springs, ID


In Loving Memory, Barbara L. Allen, 78, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Hagerstown, IN, Barbara worked as a Manager with Sunshine Laundry for 20 years. She enjoyed reading, bingo, country music, and was an avid fan of IU Basketball and Nascar. Surviving are her daughter, Cheryl (Dana) Wallace, son, Duke Allen, son, Randy (Cheryl) Allen, son, Timothy W. (Tina) Allen, son, Scott Allen, son, Jason (Amanda) Allen, all of Fort Wayne, 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, brother, Elmer Gray Jr. of Hagerstown, IN, brother, Joseph Gray of Connersville, IN, brother, Harold Gray of Mount Summit, IN, sister, Ruby Sexton of New Castle, IN, and sister, Ruth Elaine Lamb of FL. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Crandall Allen, parents, Elmer W. and Mary M. Gray, grandson, Jordan Allen, daugher-in-law, Dianna Allen, sister, Carolyn, brother, Bud Gray, and sister, Patty. Service is at 1:30 pm, Saturday, February 2, 2013 at - D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road with calling 1 hour prior. Dr. Rex Person officiating. Calling also at - D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, Friday, February 01, 2013 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the Most Precious Blood Church in Memory of Jordan Allen. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.