Robert Allen

January 12, 2023

Robert Allen, 83, of Frankfort, Ind., died Jan. 12, 2023 at IU Health Frankfort Hospital. He was born on June 21, 1939 in Howard County, Ind. to Isaac and Catherine (Adkins) Allen. His marriages were to Sharon Turner and Rita McKinney.
Robert was a 1957 graduate of Northwestern High School in Howard County, Ind. He worked for Purdue University as a Clerk in the Physics Building for 15 years, retiring Aug. 31, 2005. Robert had also worked at General Foods in Lafayette and Zurn Industries in Kokomo.

Visitation and Services

Funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Friends may visit 5 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in South Union Cemetery, Howard County, Indiana at a later date. 

Survived by:

Surviving are his Son: Duane Robert Allen of Frankfort, IN; Daughter: Melanie Elizabeth (Paul) Brown of Frankfort, IN; Step-Daughter: Ginger Lynn Petrey Baird of Lebanon, IN; Step-Son: Lloyd (Dawn) Petrey of Atlanta, GA; Sister: LaVonia “Boots” Hardison (Companion: John Galvin) of Chaparral, NM; Brothers: Walter Allen of Burlington, IN and Terry Allen of Colebrook NH; Grandchildren: Andrea Nicole Bell and Sarah Reyes; 5 Step-Grandchildren; and 6 Great-Grandchildren: Bella, Marco, Daimon, Daniel, Johan, and Rylee.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, step-son: Samuel Petrey, 1 sister: Dorothy Leisure, and 2 brothers-in-law: Jim Hardison and Sam Leisure.


Leave your Condolences

5 Condolences for “Robert Allen”

  1. Darla Harper January 13, 2023 at 8:19 pm

    I am so sorry. Prayers for your you all. Harold, Darla, & Jennifer Harper

  2. Cathy Conley January 13, 2023 at 9:53 pm

    So sorry to hear about your loss, my prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Andrew Hirsch January 15, 2023 at 7:58 am

    My sincerest condolences for your loss. I am emeritus professor of physics at Purdue. I served as department head from 1997 – 2007. I knew Bob well. He was a valued employee and always upbeat.

  4. Alicia Cox January 15, 2023 at 10:44 am

    Rest in peace dear brother and uncle. We will miss you greatly!

  5. Richard Steele January 18, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    My sincere condolences to Duane Allen and the rest of his family.

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