Allen M Below

April 11, 1922July 21, 2012

Allen M Below passed away peacefully at the home of his daughter Mary on July 21st. He had recently celebrated his 90th birthday surrounded by family and friends.

Allen was preceded in death by his beloved wife Mary Patricia. He is survived by his daughter Dr. Mary E. Below and his son James F. Below.

In the last years of his life, Allen was grateful to have had the caring kindness of Gloria Garwood, Jim Mehallick and Jo Kane. He also very much enjoyed the company of his adored dog Gracie and the cat Katie (also known as the littlest Below).

He was born in Lisman, Kentucky on April 11, 1922 to A.M. and Minnie Below and was the youngest brother to Sibs, Carson, Forrest, Jettie, Lloyd, Norman, Lynn, Minnie and Irene. They all preceded Allen in death.

Allen had a rewarding career at Naval Avionics. In retirement, he had a happy second career developing lake properties. He enjoyed traveling both with his wife and for work. He was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church and Christ the King Catholic Church.

Visitation will be Monday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Little & Sons Funeral Home, 4901 East Stop 11 Road. Services will be Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite animal welfare charity. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Monday, July 23, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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Lorie West

August 2, 2012

hello mary im soo sincerely sorry to hear this i just today came across this in the spot light paper. he loved you so much and was so very proud of you. stay strong he is happy im sure to be with your mom again and at peace with knowing how wonderful you are. my thoughts are wtih you. lorie from ocharleys hope you all take care it was great to know ur family.maybe one day you'll stop in.

jeff duncan

July 25, 2012

i am sorry for your loss. i was very fond of mr below and had lunch with him on several occasions and admired his ability to flirt with everyone and put a smile on their face. the ladies in our office and i will miss him.

Susan Brillhart

July 25, 2012

Dear Jim,
So sorry for you and your sisters loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I am always a phone call away if you need anything.

Jerry Traub

July 24, 2012

My sincere sympathy for your loss. I met Allen when visiting your home to bring Communion to the Mrs. from Christ the King. He was always grateful and so caring of her. He was very proud of his family. God bless you all.

July 24, 2012

I'm going to miss seeing Mr Below walk in the ft doors of IHP. I always tried to see him, give him a wave and he'd always 'point' back at me. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Ellen (Booth 1) IHP

Peg Huffman

July 23, 2012

I was so very fond of your dad. I am very sorry to learn of his passing. You gave him the best birthday party. I'm glad you were able to celebrate with him such an important milestone. He loved you very much.

sherri hume

July 23, 2012

dr below my thoughts and prayers are with you im so sorry for your loss

Donald Garwood

July 23, 2012

Mary, you're in our thoughts & prayers. Find peace knowing Al went home to be with your mom, now.

Much love & aloha,
Don & "RainKnee"

July 23, 2012

Mary Ellen:

I was so sorry to hear about your father's passing. Please know that your family is in my prayers. I know how much you have always cherished and loved your mother and father. You were always the sunshine for your father.

There is little consolation for losing someone you love so much. I do know that your parents are now reunited and with time, I hope that brings you some peace.

Maria Howard

Andi Haltom

July 23, 2012

Dr Below,
My prayers are with you and your family. I enjoyed your dad very much the few times I visited with him. I wish you peace and comfort.