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obit allenMUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. - Elmer Walton Allen, 72, of Graham, KY passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 11:20PM at his home. Mr. Allen was born March 20, 1941 in Muhlenberg County. He was a machinist with International Harvester - Navistar Inc., and was of the Baptist faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Adrian and Deppie Allen; brothers Raymond Allen and Leon Allen; and sisters Violet Everetts, Beatrice Fulton, Nora Dee Richards, Lula Landrum, Patricia Newton, and Velma Deering.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Retha M. Rager Allen; son Timothy D. Allen (Teresa Porter) of Gainsville, FL; daughter Deborah J. (George) Papadakis of Bensenville, IL; granddaughter, adopted as a daughter, Desiree D. (Glenn) Goodvin of Northlake, IL; granddaughter adopted as a daughter, Naomi L. Allen (Scott McLevaine) of Livermore; great-granddaughter, adopted as a daughter, Jena M. Allen of Graham; grandchildren Valarie A. (Robert) Athan of Michigan and Adrian Allen of Illinois; great-grandchildren Kane Allen, Chloe and Elijah Goodvin, and Kylee and Raine Athan; brother Dallas (Debbie) Allen of Lemont, IL; sister-in-laws Teresa Allen of Nelson Creek and Dorothy (Jr.) Shanks of Central City; brother-in-law Gerald Newton of Nelson Creek; and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 2:00PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Rev. Donald Duncan officiating. Burial in Cherry Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday after 5:00PM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.

Posted on 2/2/14

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