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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 32 | Posted by: Mary - Fort Wayne, IN - Neighbor

“Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. ”
2 of 32 | Posted by: Cindy Lowrey - Fort Wayne, IN

3 of 32 | Posted by: JASON MCFARREN - FORT WAYNE, IN

“Thoughts and prayers to the entire family during this time of sorrow ”
4 of 32 | Posted by: kent hills - friend of cheryl's

5 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“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 »
6 of 32 | 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. ”
7 of 32 | Posted by: Phil & Jo Zimmermann

“Our deepest sympathy. You are all in our thoughts & prayers. ”
8 of 32 | Posted by: William, Lana & Sheyenne Smucker - IN

“are there any plans for after her funeral? ”
9 of 32 | 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 »
10 of 32 | Posted by: keith vores - Anderson, IN

“So sorry for your Great Loss!! Praying for peace and comfort for all the family!! ”
11 of 32 | 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 »
12 of 32 | 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 »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Dana Allen Kollmeyer - Palatine, IL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all ”
14 of 32 | 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 »
15 of 32 | Posted by: Jim Smith - Ft Wayne, IN - Friend

“she now know the glorious love of our savior. grace and peace to all. god is good! ”
16 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“When I lived in FT Wayne years ago had a lot of fun times with Barb and Slim. They were beautiful and loving people ”
17 of 32 | Posted by: Suzi Galvin - Fishers, IN

“my prayer go out to whole allen family.may god bless all you.mike wittwer ”
18 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“Our sympathy to the family. The Allens were good neighbors. Judy and Ken Richardson and family ”
19 of 32 | 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 »
20 of 32 | Posted by: Joshua - Fort Wayne, IN

“Barb was an amazing lady with a heart of gold. She always had a smile on her face and could make anyone laugh, even when they didn't want to. My...Read More »
21 of 32 | Posted by: Dawn Manns - LaGrange, 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.. ”
22 of 32 | Posted by: catherine m bigger - Fortwayne, IN

“Barbara was an amazing woman and Mother to have raised such a wonderful family. I've had the pleasure of knowing several of you for many years and to...Read More »
23 of 32 | Posted by: Sheri Rex - New Haven, IN

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Allen family at this difficult time. May God bless you all and bring you peace. ”
24 of 32 | Posted by: Kim Gerardot

25 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“Sheryl,Stacy and Dylan. You have my sympathy along with my thoughts and prayers. ”
26 of 32 | Posted by: Connie Harman - Ft Wayne, IN

“Tim and family, so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.May you have some peace knowing that she is with other loved ones....Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: Paula Bradfield - Loxahatchee, FL

“Cheryl, So sorry about your mom. She was very nice to my mom (Margie Scoles). Marla Miron ”
28 of 32 | Posted by: Marla Miron - Omena, MI

“Dear friend, I remember all the trips we took.Also all the dances we went to. We always had a fun time. You are my best friend and always will be....Read More »
29 of 32 | Posted by: Shiley Ring

“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 »
30 of 32 | Posted by: Joshua Allen - 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 »
31 of 32 | Posted by: Joshua Allen - Fort Wayne, IN

“My thoughts, prayers and love to all of you. ”
32 of 32 | 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