OBITUARY

Marilynn Allen

December 10, 1948October 2, 2020
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Marilynn R. (Stroud) Allen, 71, of Newburgh, Indiana, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020 at her home. She was born on December 10, 1948 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Howard Thomas and Virginia Elizabeth (Cowan) Stroud.

Marilynn graduated in 1989 from Ball State University. She owned her own company, Total Benefit Solutions LLC. She loved nothing more than to be with and watch her family in traveling, music, laughter and having everyone together. She also loved music and watching it play out in her kid’s lives. Marilynn was extremely kind, always including everyone. She was known for saying “There’s always room for one more!” It’s going to be hard to imagine holidays and family gatherings without her.

Marilynn is survived by her husband of 44 years, Alan “Wayne” Allen; daughter, Jennifer Thompson (Aaron); son, Michael Allen (Kimberly); daughter, Kristin Kilgour (Brian); grandchildren, Chase Wampler, Andrew Thompson, Luke Wampler, Elizabeth Wampler, Olivia Thompson, Isaac Allen, Ezra Allen, Eldana Allen, Jude Allen, Cooper Kilgour, Leah Kilgour, Collin Kilgour and Crew Kilgour; and many extended family members.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, officiated by Mike Claypool, with burial in Bluff Springs Cemetery. Friends may visit on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, please consider a donation to Evansville Christian School, where many of her grandchildren attend, toward their Elementary Campus Project: https://evansvillechristian.org/giving/ Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderNewburghChapel.com.

This service will be livestreamed at www.FuneralStreamUSA.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 6, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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Sherie Hambidge

October 7, 2020

Thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy and wishing you peace.
Sherie Hambidge
Todd Hambidge
Betsy Seitz

Jim & Barb Butterfield

October 7, 2020

We want to express our deepest sympathy. You all have been in our prayers...may you feel the peace and comfort only God can supply in such a time.
In Christ,
Jim & Barb

Reva Baker

October 7, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Marilynn during this difficult time. May God give you peace and comfort.
My sincere condolences,
Reva Baker
VP of Human Resources
Jasper Rubber Products, Inc.

Jaclyn Eubanks

October 7, 2020

Jenny & family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Your mom’s kindness will always be remembered.

Jackie (Cron) Eubanks & Family

Natalie (Carter) Castillo

October 6, 2020

Natalie (Carter) Castillo

October 6, 2020

Jenny and I met the first day we had Kindergarten at Mitchell Elementary School in Muncie, Indiana, and we quickly became best friends. We were inseparable til the Allen’s moved to Newburgh when we were in 7th grade. Most of my childhood was spent with The Allen Family. Marilyn treated me like her own daughter, and I always looked at her as my “other mom!” She always made everything so special and always made me feel so loved and welcome at her house. I enjoyed so many memories with her! I remember her hosting a birthday party for our Cabbage Patch Dolls and making our dolls the cutest matching outfits to wear. I remember all the fun we had with Brownies, Girl Scouts, dance at Cole Academy, and all the basketball games we attended together at Northside High School when Coach Allen was coaching there. Marilyn even made Jenny and I matching cheerleading outfits to wear to the games. I remember her bringing Kiki home from the hospital! Oh I could go on and on with the memories. And I am so thankful that we got to reconnect here these last few years by spending time with the Allen family here in Kokomo when Coach Allen was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Northwestern High School, and my mom, Toni, and my husband, my kids and I got to spend a whole day with Marilyn down in Florida when we were on Spring Break. I’m so thankful for all the memories of her being my 2nd mom through my childhood and also of the recent memories with her. It was if no time had passed, and I am so thankful all my children got to meet her, too. We are heartbroken by her passing because we know how full of life and love she was. She loved her family, children, grandchildren and friends. Coach Allen, Jenny, Michael, Kristin and families, I am so sorry about the passing of your beautiful wife and mother. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all, and I am sending you all love, prayers, hugs and strength to get through these difficult times!! Love you, Natalie

Rita Wampler

October 5, 2020

I just finished watching this video only to realize how much I missed Marilynn's friendship in my life. Tho we haven't spent much time together the past several years, I remember so many times we did spend together - our families' time in Vero Beach, the time we took Chase and Luke to DC. and just the many times we visited. I realize now how much I have missed her.
Marilynn - I wish I could have said my goodbye. Just the thought of you being gone leaves a big void in my heart. I'll take extra good care of our grandbabies and give them extra hugs and loving from you. Til we meet again. 🌹

Sarah Humphrey

October 5, 2020

Wayne & Family, So sorry reading of the death of your wife & loved one. Prayers & Sympathy. Sarah & Family from NHS Muncie R.I.P. Marilynn

Kay Rankin

October 5, 2020

Wayne and family—
Words always seems so inadequate at times of loss. And yet, that is all we have. Marilyn was a wonderful personality—and her smile made everyone feel welcomed. Treasure all the wonderful memories for they will help to heal your hearts. It is not a fun journey, that I know. But all of you have a new chapter in your lives to write—so write it well. Thoughts and prayers are with all.
Most sincerely—Kay

Jon Uebelhack

October 4, 2020

Marilynn and I were friends and neighbors back when we were teenagers. We reconnected about 10 years ago and shared memories and bragged about our families. She loves you all dearly. I was shocked to hear this beautiful lady passed away and I'm so sorry for your loss. 🙏May God grant you and your family peace, love and understanding during this time of mourning.

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Biography

Marilynn R. (Stroud) Allen, 71, of Newburgh, Indiana, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020 at her home. She was born on December 10, 1948 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Howard Thomas and Virginia Elizabeth (Cowan) Stroud.

Marilynn graduated in 1989 from Ball State University. She owned her own company, Total Benefit Solutions LLC. She loved nothing more than to be with and watch her family in traveling, music, laughter and having everyone together. She also loved music and watching it play out in her kid’s lives. Marilynn was extremely kind, always including everyone. She was known for saying “There’s always room for one more!” It’s going to be hard to imagine holidays and family gatherings without her.

Marilynn is survived by her husband of 44 years, Alan “Wayne” Allen; daughter, Jennifer Thompson (Aaron); son, Michael Allen (Kimberly); daughter, Kristin Kilgour (Brian); grandchildren, Chase Wampler, Andrew Thompson, Luke Wampler, Elizabeth Wampler, Olivia Thompson, Isaac Allen, Ezra Allen, Eldana Allen, Jude Allen, Cooper Kilgour, Leah Kilgour, Collin Kilgour and Crew Kilgour; and many extended family members.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, officiated by Mike Claypool, with burial in Bluff Springs Cemetery. Friends may visit on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, please consider a donation to Evansville Christian School, where many of her grandchildren attend, toward their Elementary Campus Project: https://evansvillechristian.org/giving/ Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderNewburghChapel.com.

This service will be livestreamed at www.FuneralStreamUSA.com.

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