Allan J. Hodgen

March 20, 2020

Allan J. Hodgen, 81, of Lebanon, Ind. died March 20, 2020 at Homewood in Lebanon.  He was born July 26, 1938 in Frankfort, Ind to John H. & Edith E. (Graham) Hodgen.  He was married to Shirley Hiatt for 54 wonderful years and they were married on August 8, 1965 and she survives.

Allan was a 1956 graduate of Frankfort High School.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He was a farmer, tool & die, mold maker and a heavy equipment operator.  He was a member of the Lebanon Christian Church.  Allan enjoyed farming, drag racing, tandem tractors, and was a veracious reader.

The Hodgen family would like to give special thanks to St. Vincent, Witham, Care Hospice, Comfort Keepers, and Lebanon EMS, for the kind attention they have provided us.


Due to the current circumstances facing our Nation, this service will be live streamed on Monday-March 23, 2020 at 2 p.m., please click on the link to participate.

Visitation and Services

Private family services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2020 at Goodwin Funeral Home., 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Kurt Alexander will officiate. Burial will be in Buntin Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson’s Research.

Survived by:

Wife: Shirley Hodgen of Lebanon, 2 Sons: Jason Hodgen of rural Frankfort and Keith (Jennifer) Hodgen of Thorntown, 4 Grandchildren: Mitchell (Emily) Hodgen of Michigan, Marshall Hodgen of Thorntown, Madison Hodgen of Thorntown and Clayton Randolph of Thorntown, Special Friend: Maddie Wright

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, Joann Hudgens and Jane Bishop and a brother, Benson Hodgen


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20 Condolences for “Allan J. Hodgen”

  1. Harriet Chapman March 21, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Shirley, I am so sorry for your loss. Allan was such a caring person. I remember how he kept in touch with my sister when she was in the nursing home. Distance keeps me from being able to give you a hug, but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Call anytime if you need to talk. Love you, Harriet

  2. David Reagan March 21, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Thanks for the memories Allan, you gave us more than you could ever know.

  3. Gail Hodgen March 21, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Kevin and I are here for all of you. I know we weren’t close but we are family. He will definitely be missed.

  4. Donnie & Carrie Hackerd March 21, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    I’m very sorry to hear of the passing of Allan. I enjoyed spending time with him and Shirley as I was growing up. I pray for her and the whole family. May you find comfort in the good times that you all had with him.

  5. Exie Pence March 22, 2020 at 8:19 am

    So sorry for your loss, My prayers are with all of you.

    Exie Pence

  6. Fran Reagan March 22, 2020 at 10:05 am

    Shirley and family so sorry to hear of Allan’s passing. Lost contact when you moved to Lebanon. You are all in my prayers. Fran

  7. Jan Kersey March 22, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Shirley, So very sorry to read of your loss. I know the past few years Alan has struggled, but now peace. I send you sincere blessings and friendly thoughts. Prayers are with you and your boys. Jan

  8. Erilda & Ron Coleman March 22, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    Dear family,
    So sorry to hear of Allan’s passing. Remember the good times at Jackson Elementary School that our Jason & your Jason shared at school. Sending prayers of comfort and strength for you and your family. May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you peace. God Bless – Ron & Erilda Coleman

  9. Butch Huffer March 22, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    Allan was a classmate and a buddy, he was one of the good guys. My prayers are with you. God Bless

  10. Wayne & Karen Patchett March 22, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    So sorry to hear of Allan’s passing. We’ve lost touch in the last few years, but you’ve both often been in our thoughts. We enjoyed the times we did spend with you, and Allan teasing me about my ugly shoes every Sunday morning.
    Please know that we care and send our sincere condolences.
    Wayne & Karen

  11. Stephen Barnes and Margaret Barnes March 23, 2020 at 6:57 am

    Dear Shirley, Jason, Keith I’m sorry to hear about Mr. Allan. I have so many memories of growing up and going to school at Jackson Elementary and spending time on the farm. Mr. Allan was a great man and Shirley you are a great lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Stephen J. Hibbard

  12. Greg & Sherrie Dickerson March 23, 2020 at 11:18 am

    Shirley, Keith, & Jason: Praying for you during this time of loss. We are thankful to have memories of you all. The video the funeral home put together is beautiful! I am also glad they are able to live stream the services during this time of social separation. COVID-19 is reshaping our culture. God Bless you all! The Dickerson Family

  13. David Schulz March 23, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    Rest in peace, in your Heavenly Mansion, my brother! See you soon, David F. Schulz

  14. Carolyn & Roger Boyce March 23, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Dear Shirley, So very sorry to read of Allan’s passing. Another one of our classmates, “moving on up”. Allan was always so sweet and caring, always with a smile on his face. Rest assured you are in our thoughts and prayers. We loved him and we love you. We are still here in Florida, but are sending you big hugs. Love Carolyn and Roger Boyce

  15. Bonnie Deakins March 24, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Dear Shirley,
    I am sorry for your loss. We all miss you & if there is anything you need, please feel free to contact me/us.
    Bonnie Deakins/Thorntown Public Library

  16. Lisa McKinzie March 24, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    Out love to the family. A good man will be greatly missed. Wished we could have joined you to say our goodbyes. Our prayers are with you. Hugs Aunt Shirley, Jason, Keith and the rest of the family. We love you!

  17. Fran Reagan March 24, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    Shirley, Jason, Keith, Jennifer & Grandchildren, so sorry that the Coronavirus kept people from coming and sharing their respect to Allan & to all of you. I know he had lots of friends and so did all of you that would have liked to have been there fore each of you. It was a beautiful service and thanks to Goodwin’s to let us share that with you through livestreaming. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. With love Fran

  18. Bob & Sallie Pearson March 24, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Dear Shirley,
    We were so sorry to learn of Allan’s passing. We are holding your family in prayer during this difficult time and hope that with the passing days you will find comfort in your memories. It is especially tragic at this uncertain time our world is facing right now. Your world has changed for sure, but you can be proud of the lasting legacy you and Allan have left through your wonderful children and grandchildren. Our deepest sympathies to you, Jason, and Keith. May God hold you close right now.
    Hugs…….Bob & Sallie Pearson

  19. Carolyn Sharp March 27, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    Shirley, so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bob and Carolyn Sharp

  20. Heather Haynes April 17, 2020 at 9:07 am

    Shirley, I am so so sorry for your loss! My heart just breaks. You are in my prayers sweet friend.
    Much love,

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