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Joseph B. Allen
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Birth: Jan. 12, 1938
Washington Court House
Fayette County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 2010
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA


Joseph B. Allen, 72, of 123 North Market Street, Francesville, IN, passed away at 7:48 AM Friday, November 12, 2010 at St. Elizabeth East in Lafayette, IN.

He was born January 12, 1938, in Washington Court House, OH, to Joseph and Ida Rayburn Allen.

Joe married Lucille Craft in October 1960 in Louisiana. She died in January 1993. He married Jackie Reiland in June 1977 in Minnesota. She died in February 2010.

Joe was a First Sergeant in the US Army. He entered the service in 1957 and retired in 1977. Joe served 54 monthes in Vietnam. He received the Silver Star, five Bronze Stars, three Purple Hearts, and received several other Presidential Citations.

In 2006, Joe was the Sergeant Major of the Purple Heart Convention in Washington D.C. For many years, he attended the Big Red Convention, most recently in San Antonio, TX.

Joe was a lifetime member of VFW in Wisconsin. He was a member of the American Legion Post #228 Francesville, IN.

Joe liked to go fishing, bowling, and golfing.

Survivors include:
Cherie Lynn Allen, DeRidder, LA Daughter
Richard L. Allen, Slagle, LA Son
Crystal Lucille Allen, Slagle, LA Granddaughter
Ida M. Rayburn Allen Mother
Darrell Eugene (Sue) Allen, Francesville, IN Brother & Sister-in-law

Preceded in death by:
Joseph Allen Father
Meryl Lucille Craft Allen First Wife
Jacquelyn Lee Reiland Second Wife
Russell Dale Allen Brother

Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM EST Thursday, November 18, 2010, at the Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Francesville, IN.

Joseph will be buried with his wife Jacquelyn in the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Memorial Contributions may be given to the Pulaski County Special Olympics in Memory of Joe Allen for letterman's jackets.
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Created by: Jackie & Ralph
Record added: Nov 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61680274
Joseph B. Allen
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Joseph B. Allen
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The Silver Star
- Bob & Nancy Cannon
 Added: Nov. 17, 2010
The Bronze Star and Purple Heart
- Bob & Nancy Cannon
 Added: Nov. 17, 2010

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