Allen D. Kitt
June 3, 1919 – December 9, 2019
Allen D. Kitt, 100, of Huntington County passed away Monday, December 9, 2019 at Heritage Pointe, Warren. Allen graduated from Rock Creek High School in 1937. Allen and his wife, Sarah Lee resided and farmed land in Rock Creek Township near Browns Corner for 67 years. He raised and sold registered Hampshire hogs and was very active in supporting kids in their 4-H Swine Project. Allen was a member of the Markle United Methodist Church. He drove a school bus for 20 years. Allen was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed watching his Cubbies baseball and all college basketball. Allen will be remembered for his amazing basketball skills he demonstrated in a Huntington ‘Old Timers’ basketball tourney. At the age of 73, he made 17 free throws in a row that regained him his high school nickname, “Eagle Eye”. Allen loved planting and caring for his beautiful, huge, yellow dinner plate dahlias in the Memory Garden at the home.
He was born June 3, 1919 in Huntington, the only son of Ora B. and Lois (Jones) Kitt.
He married Sarah Lee Winter on July 30, 1944. She preceded him in death on May 29, 2011.
He loved spending time with his family of three daughters, Sharyn Staley (Jack) of Carmel, Nancy Eppard (Gary) of Yorktown, and Lynda Buckland (Bill) of Huntington. He was blessed with six grandchildren: Suzie Martin (Josh) of Fishers, Michelle Essex of Muncie, Jason Eppard (Amy) of Yorktown, Angie Miller (Nate Murchland) of Huntington, Alisa Buckland-Hannon (John) of Huntington, Matt Buckland (Ashley) of Huntington and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Heritage Pointe Applegate Chapel, 801 Huntington Avenue, Warren, Indiana.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11:00 am with one hour of visitation prior to the service at the Heritage Pointe Applegate Chapel with Rev. Gerald Mooreland officiating.
Interment will be in the Star of Hope Cemetery, Huntington County.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Huntington County 4-H Fair Association in care of Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.
- Sharyn Staley, Daughter
- Nancy Eppard, Daughter
- Lynda Buckland, Daughter
- Sarah L. Kitt (deceased), Wife
- Six grandchildren: Suzie Martin (Josh) of Fishers, Michelle Essex of Muncie, Jason Eppard (Amy) of Yorktown, Angie Miller (Nate Murchland) of Huntington, Alisa Buckland-Hannon (John) of Huntington, Matt Buckland (Ashley) of Huntington and thirteen great grandchildren
- Huntington County 4-H Fair Association
- Visitation Friday, December 13, 2019
- Additional Visitation Saturday, December 14, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, December 14, 2019
Allen D. Kitt
December 12, 2019
I always admired Allen throughout my life, getting to know him while a young boy because of his friendship with Uncle George Allen. Later in life I had the privilege of caring for him as a surgical patient and I would sometimes see him when visiting my in-laws at Heritage Pointe. However the event I will always remember is playing with him in the Huntington County Old-Timers Tournament-what a great performance he gave!
My sympathy to Sharyn, Nancy, Lynda and the rest of the family.
Jim & Cindi Martin
December 11, 2019
So sorry for your families loss.
Rose Ann Carroll
December 11, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful man.
My father Richard Bonham has truly enjoyed the company with Allen at the Heritage . Dad would speak often about farming and hog conversions and would always say ,”Did you know Allen is 100 years old and still exercises and play’s dominoes”! Dad was saddened by the news and and will miss him.
My first Grand Champion hog was purchased from Mr Kitt many years ago and it is a wonderful memory!
We will be keeping your family in our
Richard &Rose Ann
December 10, 2019
Praying for you, for comfort and strength.
Little Rock, Arkansas