Lebanon Reporter

Obituaries

October 18, 2013

Rev. Howard DeWayne Allen

On Oct. 11, 2013, the Rev. Howard DeWayne Allen, of Lebanon, died peacefully in his home, while surrounded by his friends and family.

Rev. Allen was a graduate of Garrett Theological Seminary. He served in the Indiana United Methodist Church Conference for 37 years, during which time he ministered at the following Indiana churches: Pence United Methodist Church; Judyville United Methodist Church; Salem Chapel United Methodist Church, LaPorte; Wayside United Methodist Church, Clinton; Princeton Faith United Methodist Church; Avon United Methodist Church; Nashville United Methodist Church; New Castle United Methodist Church; Danville United Methodist Church; Paoli United Methodist Church; and Linden United Methodist Church.

During these 37 years, Rev. Allen's ministry involved the Lions Club, Boy Scouts and Habitat for Humanity; missions to Haiti and West and Central Africa; and educational trips to Israel, Russia and Germany.

He is survived by his wife, the Rev. Betty Eppert Allen; daughters, Tammy Stuart of Lebanon, and Michelle Allen of Indianapolis; sons, John Greg Allen of Brighton, Mich., and Michael Allen of Canton, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Mary Allen of Brighton; son-in-law, James Stuart of Lebanon; sisters, Carolyn Bell of Lafayette, and Marlene Ingle of Ossian; and his 92-year-old mother, Violet Allen of Lebanon. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Chris Stuart, Sean Stuart, Gabriella Allen, Tyler Allen, Rileigh Allen Smith, Alicia Upton and Dustin Brown; and four great-grandchildren in Michigan.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Centenary United Methodist Church, 910 Fordice St., Lebanon. A time of sharing and celebration of life will be held for family and friends at 6 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall of the church.

The Allen family would like to extend their sincere appreciation and gratitude for the loving care provided by Harbor Light Hospice, Indianapolis.

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