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Leon Allen who passed away on Tuesday, September 02, 2008.

  Funeral Service
Date: Friday, September 05, 2008
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Location: First Baptist Church of Newark
Date: Saturday, September 06, 2008
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: First Baptist Church of Newark

A funeral service for Leon Allen, age 87, of Newark, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, at First Baptist Church of Newark, 1000 Granville Road, with Rev. Pamela Combs officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens where military honors will be observed by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.

Mr. Allen died September 2, 2008 at the Inn at Sharon Brooke. He was born August 18, 1921 in Eubank, Kentucky to the late Charles Bryan Allen and Amy (Mercer) Allen.

Mr. Allen served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He retired from the United States Air Force where he had worked as a civilian. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

He is survived by two sons, Del R. (Darlene) Allen of Columbus and Duane L. (Maureen ) Allen of St. John, Indiana; two daughters, Deborah K. Allen (Dale Christensen) of Tacoma, Washington and Diane E. Ashbaugh of New Philadelphia; ten grandchildren, Jonathan, Steven, Eric, Dustin, Rachel, Katie, Amy, Claire, Quinn and Madison; five great-grandchildren, Alex, Zack, Tyler, Mason and Emma; sisters, Lorene Marshall of Marietta, Georgia and Betty Allen of Somerset, Kentucky; and one niece, Camille Partin of Somerset, Kentucky.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Paula (Cook) Allen on November 12, 2005; and by two brothers, Paul Allen and Lloyd Allen.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, September 5, at the First Baptist Church of Newark, 1000 Granville Road.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
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Tributes from Family & Friends

Bobbie Roe

We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. Please accept our sympathies and know you will be in our thoughts and Prayers. May his memories help you at this very sad time.
God Bless You,
Bobbie Roe & Larry

Jeri Weaver Hughes

I grew up on the same block as Tommy and his family. I was very sad to hear of his passing. Please accept my condolences. Too many old friends have passed recently...

Jeannine A Lamp

My most precious friend - Know that you are in my heart and prayers today ! I will cherish your friendship forever ! I know how much you will miss Charles and know that you have lots of good memories that will live in your heart everyday from now on ! If you need someone to talk to or just to reminise - I will alays be a phone call away and or a visit !
Love Jean and family

Nickie Hill

We will miss Peg! Nickie Hill

Debbie Hartshorn

My deepest sympathy to your family. Marguerite was a wonderful lady and will be missed.
Debbie Hartshorn-Generation Hospice

Jody Holstein

Phil, Cynthia and family: I will always remember Marguerite for her gentleness, her kindness and her positive spirit. She was a woman of faith and an inspiration to all of us. Please know that you all are in our thoughts. Jody Holstein Generation Hospice

Kristie (Valentine) Sullivan

Marguerite was always such a sweet caring person. I enjoyed working with her years ago in CCU. She always had a smile and I never ever saw her displeased with anyone or anything. Such a warm sincere christian person.

Allison J. Hedrick

To all of Tom's family and friends,
Please know that Tom was loved and cared for. I may have come into his life later, but he was my rock and I hope I was his. He was a strong and caring man that took care of me when I needed it and allowed me to take care of him when he needed it. That I think is what marriage is truely about. I hope all of you know the kind of love that Tom brought into my life.

Allison J. Hedrick

Tom & JoDell Siefert

You have our deepest sympathy. You and Tom were some of our favorite customers and great friends. Tom will surely be missed!
I just saw Tom last Sunday, Nov. 27 at the hardware. He introduced me to your son.
If you need anything don't hesitate to call us.

William Metzger

My prayers and sympathy are for the Hedrick family and all the friends and relatives of Tom. Let us keep him in our prayers and memory and continue our own lives with faith in the Lord, hope for our future and love for God and each other. Fr. Bill Metzger

Bill Otworth

I am so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Tom. You have my deepest and heartfelt sympathy at this very sad time. Having known Tom from very early in life, I will treasure the fond memories I have of all of us playing together as children.

My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family at this time.

Tamie Newman Thornberry

Saddened to hear of Tom's sudden departure. He was a couple of years ahead of me in high school, but I do remember him. Was a really nice guy way back then! I'm sure he continued to be. Serving our country is proof of his character. Savor the memories.

John & Anita Jones Strickler

So very sorry to hear about Tom, our hearts goes out to the Hedrick Family.

Cathy Moore

So Sorry to hear about Tom. My mother, Carolyn Johnson, was a long time friend and neighbor of his mother. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Skip Gill

So sorry to hear about your loss. Please accept my condolences. Great childhood memories of the Hedrick/Gill Highland Avenue pack.

Kelley Bishop


There are no words that can say how special your dad was to me. I will always remember the smiles he had when we were growing up and how he kept sneaking no bake cookies at the camper. I always had to make sure he had his own stash available. I love you and will be here if you need anything.

May God bring you peace during this difficult time.

Allison, I pray that God will bring you strength and peace. You still have a spot at my camper for you. Love you.

Jane Reynolds


I am so sorry to hear about Tom. He was one of the two cousins that I have. He was always there for me at my parents' funerals. Even though I haven't seen him in a long time, I will miss him dearly. He was always so good to me. I guess I should say "sorry for our loss".

Jane Reynolds.

Mary Felty

Gary & Family,
Our condolences to you and your families.
Mary Felty, Steven & Lane

Karen Susan Bowen

Mary Jane Hess was A Very Nice Person.She will be sadl missed..My prayers and thoughts goes out to the entire family.Donnie and I hope everyone remember the good days with mary..

thomas shanks

Dorthey and Hess family very sorry to hear of your loss.

Wendy Emerick-Schwarz

As our heart is breaking, Aunt Marys heart is full of love again. She is smiling down on us as she is now with her husband, children, parents, sisters, and brothers.

U will be missed....
Wendy and Family

Joey & Vera

I can't put into words how much Joe meant to me. Growing up it always seemed that I was hanging around him. I can remember as a kid coming to Ohio from Calfiornia on vacation and Mom and Dad let me stay with him for a few months. And he would bring me back to California when it was time. I have "SO" many good memories of being with him and Aunt Marge I just don't know where to start. Joe and Marge moved to california and we had some of the best times I can ever remember. He was as close to me as my Dad. I am so sorry he had to be in so much pain the last few years of his life but he is now looking down on us and smiling upon us with his brothers and sister and mom and dad. Joe liked to take a road trip ever now and then and I got to be one of the lucky ones that got to go with him and Aunt Marge. I got my nickname "Joey" after him. I miss him so much and I know he is in Heaven watching over me, cause he told me he would. And I do feel in my heart that I was like a son to him. That is how close we were in life. I always called him Big Joe and I was little Joe in my younger years. I pray for Aunt Marge and his family for the Lord to ease there pain of loosing such a Good Man and a very loved one. Big Joe, you will always be a part of me no matter what I do or where I go I will always take you with me in my Heart. I Thank You for being such a big part of my life. I'll see you later on. God Bless Joey & Vera

Dreama and Wanda

Joe no words can express how much we will miss you. you were a joy to be around all the fun times growing up and all the wonderful picnic at Dick it was a great pleasure to have you as a wonderful and caring Brother you sure had a big heart and thank you for being our Brother. rest in peace we will meet you on the other side. love you always.

Reese Alban

I did not know Joe until I too had to do dyalysis. Being, of course,
I was scared not knowing what lay ahead for me. Joe was one of the
first people there to talk to me, introduce himself etc. As time went
on we were always teasing each other He was so, so sick but still tried to keep a good sense of humor. I do also know that Marge was
the strength of his life. She was there for him at every dyalysis
getting him in and out of the building, sitting there for about 4 hours every day. At the same time managing a family and home, going to the Drs. etc. I am happy that Joe is now at peace and pain free. and that Marge soon will be able to relax . God gave them both all they could handle and they through God met the challenge. I ffer
my sympathy and prayers to every one in Joe's family.

Reese Alban

Pauline,Robert,Maria,Ricky,Tiffany and Ashley Smith

Joe was a wonderful and thoughtful brother, whom we will miss dearly. I have so many great memories of our times together, especially our times in California. Our thoughts and Prayers are with Marjorie and the entire Family. May God Bless.

My Le Rollison

I saw Doris once a while when I worked at the Base Exchange (Old Newark Air Force Base), pior to the Base closed in 1996. Then I have a chance to worked with her in the same section at Park National Bank, and I asked her did she used to work at the Air Force Base, because I remember her as my customer. Since then we get to be a best friend,even when she quit the job at our office and go to another department. We saw each other from time to time, special on the first day of the month when she worked.She used to send me the diaper coupons in the special envelope at the Bank, when I get the coupons, I know right away who send that to me. I treasure our frienship and very sad to know now she's at a better place and leaving us with all the memories. Doris , I'll missed you and allways remember you as long as I live. Until then, please rest in peace, if you have a chance to see Rocky (my husband, he passed away 1/20/2010), you two will take care of each other and talk about the old time and wait for me. I'm very sorry, I didn't know you was sick.My heart will go to your familly because I know how it was when you lost one of your love one. Love you, Le.

Emma Strouse

Joe was a great Brother, and I have so many happy memories of our times together. I will always remember him as a very caring and giving Brother. May you Rest In Peace. God Bless the entire family during this time of sorrow.

Melony Myers

Gary - sorry to learn of your dad's passing. Our thoughts and prayrs are with you, Ruth, and the rest of your family. Meloy & Dale Myers

Nancy Willey

Gail, Phil, and Family

I was so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, however I am now out of State and unable to express my respect & sympathies to you & your family in person. It is such a difficult time when you lose a parent and you heart feels broken & like it will never heal. I know you are strong in your faith, and that will help you in the upcoming days & months. You and your family will be in my thoughts & prayers.

Bob Neel

Bill & Janice,

Sorry to hear of the passing of Lloyd. I worked with him in my early years at NAFB and remember him as a very good and honest supervisor. My thoughts and prayer will be with your family in the coming days. Cherish your memories of Lloyd you will have them forever.

Bob Neel


I will keep your family in our prayers. I know he will be sadly missed by all, but the Lord will keep His hand on you and get you thru this sorrowful time!

Gretchen McMahan

To my siblings and step family, these are rough times and we will pull through. God is watching over us. Dad will be missed by many and he is not in pain now. Love to all.

Patty Keener & Randy Williams

We are sorry for your loss and Uncle Joe will be missed. I have a lot of good memories when I visited him in California and over the years. Uncle Joe has always shown me respect and his support when he set with me at my dad's funeral meant a lot. Our thoughts and prayer are with the family.

Patty Keener and Randy Williams


Joe was a dear man who I enjoyed assisting. He was always appreciative, caring, and unassuming. I have been blessed by knowing both Joe and Marge. Blessings to Marge, Winston, and Sierra and the extended family.

Sharon Shipley-Oliver

Sierra, Lori, and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Keep your wonderful memories close to your heart and she will always be with you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love You! Aunt Sharon

John and Carol Young

May Joe's family have God blessings. Its never easy losing a loved one even if they have illness, but we put our faith in God and ask him to look after them and the family. Joe is with his mother , father, and brothers and sister, and he no longer suffers from any illness. He now will watch over his loved ones here. God Bless.


To grandma

i love you so much breaks my heart to know your gone. i charish every moment ive eber spent with you. you will never leave my heart an so you will always be with me, even though you are out of reach an so far away.

To grandpa

i love you as well an i couldnt of wished for a better grandpa then you. so sorry grandma is gone for us. love you very much

To the rest of the family

i also love the family we share such a bond. this is hard on us all an we willl stay strong i know we will thats what our family does stays strong. love always


dad today went very well, Iknow today tested our limits, I love you very much! we will make it! yes we will have day, and some great days too, but together we will make it as a family all us! i know you are hurting inside the only thing that i can say mom is not and that she love you and us kids and the grandkids, so in her momories, will always be with us, I love dad, mom i know you our there just wanting to say i love you and good nite to you and i will see you in the morning my love take care love you both!!!!!! lori

diane keener wolfe

to my brothers, sisters, mom, stepmom and step sibling.. im sorry for all that we are going through right now.. i'm glad that dad is no long in pain..i am sorry for ur loss marge...

diane keener wolfe and family

Angie ( Trapp ) Drumm

Uncle Joe you will be truely missed. Lindsay & I are so grateful for the last visit that we shared...I think we expressed all that was to be said that day...All we can do is to take each day as we are given and remember to keep our Faith. I feel better knowing that you had your faith as you left this world and that you are now in a better place because of it.

Love, Jim, Angie & Lindsay

the sillin family

grandma you are deeply missed we love u and we will always be thinking of you! you are gone but never forgotten! love you! love melissa,joey,lily,and corbin

Ron Priest

Bill and Janice I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It is hard enough to lose a loved one but this time of year makes it even harder. I haven't talked to you Bill for a good I hope everything is going well for you and your family. May the good Lord help in this time of grief. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Ron


mom, today is the day we lay you to rest, here is hoping you are in good spirits,and finally able to rnjoy your new look on life, as we to wilson please send me some strenght, to make it through this day, man i really was strogh but this is really testing me to my limits, by writing you makes me feel like i may talk to ya so its a little helpful to me, thank you for every thing you have done for me as a chil.and as adult, i will tighten my belt and put a smile on my face and dry my tears for you today, because today is your day happy and sad for you we will be in time just fine so enjoy and please dont judge me to bad when i screw up and dont keep score, because you know i will always speak befor thinking of what i am going to say, sorry a head for that !!! I LOVE YOU MOM AND MISS YA TERRIBLE!! enjoy your freedom, love always,lori

Crystal Moore (Starkey)



Sherry Beichler

It has only been four days that you left and went to a better peaceful place to rest. Tim and I miss you already so much that our hearts are broken. Tim and I are thankful that you were here to see us get married and be happy. All of us are helping dad get through this one day at a time. We miss and love you always and forever. Sherry and Tim

Joseph Ewing

Donny,Sorry for the loss of Mother she was a great lady. Deepest Sympathy. If there is anything I can do please call.

Denise "Deni" Whitt {Harris}

I remember growing up with Gwen at our house all the time her and my mom were close freinds "June Harris" was my mom. Later in life my kids went to school with her grandkids. I lost mom in 2001 and just this past summer lost dad, i feel ur pain and will be thinking of everyone in her family.


Although I had not seen Gwen in years...she was very close friends with my Mother (June A. Harris)...Lots of fond memories as a child with my mom and Gwen...to the family my deepest sympathy for your loss may you find some comfort in remembering and cherishing all the good times.

Vickie (Penick) Abbott

Just wanted to let you know you are in my prayers during this difficult time. Your Mom always had a smile on her face and words of encouragement, and warning us to stay out of trouble. She is with the angels now.

God Bless

Tom Wheeler, Sr.


My thoughts are with you and your family; I lost Patty five years ago and I know what you are going through. I am so sorry for your loss.



to my all children, mom just want to send a big hug to all you,and tell all of you thank you for being the greatest childrens and grandkids, grandma love all of you so very much,she had a big heart and much love for all of you,remember one thing grandma is in our hearts and she is still with us everyday, so dont screw up because she will tap you on the shoulder to let you know she is watching you, so think befor you do wrong,she has alot more power to watch you!!! lol love your mom, colten, this is going to you i know it is hard being so far away i know you want to be here, but grandma spend time with you the look on her face as you walk in throwing her chips on her bed was priceless, she was so happy to see you!! and i was happy to see her smile, thanks for that, i love you, we know your hurting son, and you want to be here. just take care of yourself and i am her for you, I LOVE ALL OF YOU !!!! SORRY FOR THE LOSS AND THE EMPTY HOLE THAT IS THERE, I am here for you if you need me love always mom


sherry, hey just wanted to say i love you and i know we all are hurting just really havent gotten to give you a big hug, to say i am sorry for your loss, you have,as i have forgoten to say or give you a big hug from me, so i hope you know i love you and so did mom very much so, she was and still am a very great mother, she did without so we all could have, and i do miss her, sorry for my break down yesterday, i didnt mean for it to come out,but i was hurting and the ugly side of me came out, and i must say i am sorry, for that, love you and if ya need me i am here!! love you always lori


Donny, hey just want to say i love you,i know your hurting,but mom is not,so we will take some pain for her,because she has had a long fight for years, just want to say if you need a shoulder i am here for you or a ear to listen i am here too (but you know I like chime in too)lets remember the good times with her,her smile,laugh, the face she made at dad when he turn around, witch was very cute, she left us with good memories, so we will remember those times with her, love you big brother, i am here always, love your younger baby sister,!!!! lori

lori palm

dear dad, sorry for your loss, i know things are so diffrent for all of us, the glue that keep us together is not as sticky was it was, after all these years together with mom,i know your world is upside down,torn apart,but i want you to know ilove you and together as a family we will be okay, that is what mom would want i will try to stay strong,and keep us all together as a family,we will get though this in good and bad times,Ilove you dad take care and i am always just a phone call away love you always love, lori

lori palm

hey mom how you doing just want to say I love you and i miss you so very much, wish i could have the holidays one more time to spend with you, but that selfish of me to want that,want to say good morning to ya and that every one is doing ok for now,I"ll keep a eye on dad well you can do that too,go and enjoy your new life free from pain, just look down every now and then on me and give a memory to remember or to laugh at! the times we spend together going to florida and the zoo and shopping and yes all places we have ate at will always be wonderful to me, Mom just want to talk to you for a few, i know you can see me and read this but God i love you!!!,sorry that i couldnt do all that you and i had plan for this holiday but a will make sure that sure things are given to dad like you ask!! well i am sure you are enjoying your new life, but once in a while take a break,and let me know you are watching me doing something wrong,lol( thats means laugh out loud mom) i know you have other things to do,and you want to vist every one so for now i will let you have some time to yoyr self and your sisters and grandpa and grandma, tell them hi from me, i love you and miss you please take care of youself,or untill i feel the need to say hi, LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!!! love always your loving daughter lori( your trouble maker )

mary wigal

God Bless You"Gwen" no more pain God has different plans for you, you are now in heaven with Bud, My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Love Mary

Rita and Ron Emrich

To the family we are sorry for your loss.Remember all the good times and how she touched each of your lives. Gwen will continue to live in each of your hearts because of the love she shared with you.
God Bless all of you.

Mary Ellen

I have wonderful memories of Leon and Aunt Paula I am sorry we could not make if for the services. We send our love and prayers for your family. Love Don and Mary Smith


Del, Dewayne, Debbie & Diane,

We are praying for your strength during this time. Please take this time to reflect on the good times you have had as a family, and that someday you will be rejoined with your Mom & Dad. I love you all.
Sharon Wheeldon

Sharon Wheeldon

Robert Oney

What a God given privilege to have known Leon in 9 short months.The world has lost a great compassionate human being and I will miss him.

Diane Ashbaugh

I am so grateful to have been blessed with my father, Leon Allen, during these last 87 years. He loved to have a project going at all times and always saw it to the end. He was analytical, precise and resourceful. He showed us love through his hard work and steadfast nature. I love you and will miss you always dear sweet Daddy.