Thomas L. Allen

November 20, 1942September 6, 2018
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Thomas L. Allen, 75, of Ossian passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018. He was born on November 20, 1942, a son of the late Russell and Martha (Edris) Allen. He was the owner and operator of ATCO Inc. from 1972 until 1990. Surviving family include his daughters, Sherri Allen of Noblesville, Indiana and Angela (Tony) Chaney of Bluffton; son, Michael Allen of Ossian; 12 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sister, Norma Baller; brothers, Rex (Julie) Allen and William (Julie) Allen; special friend, Linda Teush; and several nieces and nephews. He enjoyed spending time with his family and also making many lifelong friends at Daytona Beach, Florida and Lake James. Besides his parents, he was preceded in passing by his wife of 43 years, Mickey (Hower) Allen; and a brother, James Allen. Funeral service will be 3:00 p.m. on Monday, September 10, 2018 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill St., Ossian with visitation one hour prior with son-in-law, Tony officiating. Visitation will also be from 1-4 and 6-8 pm on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ossian. Memorials may be made to Northern Wells Food Pantry, Ossian.


  • Northern Wells Food Pantry


  • Visitation Sunday, September 9, 2018
  • Visitation Sunday, September 9, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, September 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 10, 2018
  • Final Resting : Oak Lawn Cemetery Monday, September 10, 2018

Thomas L. Allen

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Nikole Stoller

September 16, 2018

A favorite memory with Papa would have to be when we took him on his final trip to Florida. It was by far the best trip I have been on, and probably will ever go on, because it was with him. I loved seeing him smile and laugh with his friends at the condo and with us when we went out to dinner. Love you so much Papa, until we meet again.

Madi Allen

September 14, 2018

One of my favorite memories with papa is that when I would go outside and go get on the golf cart with him and go pick up sticks, and just sit and talk about life. Wouldn’t trade these memories for the world, always remembered, never forgotten.

Ruth Dolby (Minniear)

September 10, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I found him to be such a gentleman and am eternally grateful for the care, love and compassion that he and Mickey shared with my mother Esther and sister Lily. May the memories you shared bring you peace, comfort, and smiles now and in the days and months ahead.

Todd Mahnensmith

September 10, 2018

Sherri, Angie, and Mike
Sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I would see your dad at the Post Office, he always had a nice word and a wonderful smile.
Your in our thoughts and prayers!

Todd & Holly Mahnensmith Family

Jeff and Lori Thiele

September 9, 2018

Sherri,Angie and Mike
We are so sorry for your loss, your dad was a wonderful man, when we would see him , he would always have a smile on his face and make sure to take the time to talk to you. We know he is rejoicing in heaven with your mom!
God Bless

Sr Brian Marie Latour

September 9, 2018

My deepest sympathy to Tom’s family. When I visited my sister and brother in law in Daytona during spring break, I always enjoyed talking to Tom. He was someone we always looked for and enjoyed. These last months have been difficult ones for all of you. However, your dad was a respectful man toward everyone. He had a fine sense of humor and was always cheerful and fun to be with. We all will miss him. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers. With love,
Sr Brian Marie Latour,RSM

Ann and Don Fina

September 9, 2018

We are so sorry to hear about Tom. We are part of the crew that loved to sit with him at the pool in Daytona Beach, he always made us laugh and we loved to hear his stories. He always had a smile and loved having everyone around him. He will be deeply missed at our gatherings. May all your happy memories comfort all of you, we know how much his family meant to him. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
In sympathy,
Annie and Donnie

greg morphew

September 9, 2018

What a super man and a dad . Sherri , Angie' and Mike we will miss him . Just remember all the good times !Now they are together once again at the lake. Prayers to all of you !

Sher Allen

September 7, 2018