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Betty Whitaker Allen
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Birth: Jun. 6, 1922
Magoffin County
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 18, 2010
La Porte
La Porte County
Indiana, USA

June 6, 1922 - May 18, 2010

Betty Allen, 87, of LaPorte, died at 10:08 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, with her family by her side.

She was born June 6, 1922, in Royalton, KY.

Betty and her husband, Otto, moved to Indiana in 1943 to work at the Kingsbury Ordnance Plant. After a few years they became owners of Allen's Gas Station and Grocery Store, U.S. 6 and 35, for 28 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Kingsbury, IN, American Legion Post 434 and Wives of War. She loved sewing, quilting, reading and planting flowers in the summer.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Allen, in April 2004; one son, Randal Allen, in April 1995; one grandchild, Gregory J. Mercer, in June 1969; her parents; five sisters, Reva, Virgie, Ressie, Claradie and Minnie; and four brothers, Luther, Henry, Boon and Orville.

Betty is survived by two sons, Ray (Kathy) Allen of Michigan City, IN, and Larry (Lorraine) Allen of LaPorte; one daughter, Faye (John) Johnson of Florida; grandchildren, Sherrie (Bart) Collings of LaPorte, Mark (Samie) Allen of LaPorte, Paul (Lisa) Risner of LaPorte, Dennis (Nikki) Mercer of Florida, Darin (Barbie) Mercer of LaPorte, Laura Allen (Troy Clayton) of Colorado, Angela (Brett) Jaybar of LaPorte, and Rob and J.P. Arseneau; eight great-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 22, at Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, LaPorte, with Pastor Tim Williams officiating. Friends may visit on Friday, May 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service. Burial will be in Tracy Cemetery, Hamlet, IN.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 403 N. Main St., Kingsbury, IN 46345.
Family links: 
  Otto Allen (1919 - 2004)
  Randall Allen (1957 - 1995)*
*Calculated relationship
Tracy Cemetery
La Porte County
Indiana, USA
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Record added: May 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52588266
Betty <i>Whitaker</i> Allen
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Betty <i>Whitaker</i> Allen
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Betty <i>Whitaker</i> Allen
Added by: Jackie & Ralph
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