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John Lamar Allen

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John Lamar Allen, 75, of DeGraff, died at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine.

He was born Nov. 6, 1937, in Pitchin, Clark County, a son of the late Wilford Morris and Hazel Dean Crabtree Allen. He also was preceded in death by twin sons, Roger and Steve Allen; a sister, Violet Trimpe; and three great-granddaughters, Angel, Rebekka and Donna Frost.

On Sept. 15, 1956, he married Shirley Ann Barga in DeGraff and she survives, along with two sons, Chester Allen and Andrew (Michelle) Allen, both of DeGraff; a daughter, Becky (Robert) Berger of Quincy; grandchildren, Brandy (John) Schut, Shawn Allen and Jerry (Leslie) Frost; stepgrandchildren, Mindy (Brian) McCollum, Rick Cox and Jaime Cox; a sister, Vivian Gillem of Wellston; three great-grandchildren, Rayann Schut, J.J. and Michael Frost; and Junior, his precious monkey.

A farmer, he worked at Stolle Corp. in Sidney for more than 29 years, retiring as a manager.

The Rev. Kymberly James officiates a funeral at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home, DeGraff, where visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Burial is in the Greenwood-Union Cemetery, DeGraff.

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