Robert L. Allen

Robert Lee Allen, 87, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, December 12, 2019, at Markle Health & Rehabilitation, Markle, IN.

Mr. Allen graduated from Jefferson Township High School in 1950. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was stationed in Korea during the Korean War from 1951 to 1954. He later retired after 25 years as a fire marshal with the Huntington City Fire Department. He had also worked as a part-time building inspector for several years.  He was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and American Legion 7.  

Mr. Allen was born Nov. 19, 1932, in Grant County to E. Russell and Glagie Myers Allen. He married Carolyn Rose Kimmel on Sept. 1, 1956, and she preceded him in death on May 7, 2009.

Surviving are a son, David (Kelli) Allen, of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Barbara (Kevin) Rupley, of Huntington, and Janice (Harold) Walls, of Rochester; a brother, Jay (JoEllen) Allen, of Huntington, IN; a sister, Christie Lake, of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Amanda Allen, on Aug. 6, 2005.

Recitation of the Rosary will be Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 2:45 p.m. prior to calling hours on at McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington. Calling is Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home, with additional calling hours on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 860 Cherry St., Huntington. Rev. Tony Steinacker will preside. Burial with military honors will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Huntington.

Memorials are to SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church Stain Glass Window Refurbishing Fund in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN 46750.

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