In Memory

Donald K. Allen - Class Of 1951

Donald Keith Allen

October 25, 1931 - January 31, 2022

Don was born Oct. 25, 1931, in Thorntown, a son of the late Claude and Eva Mae (Fisher) Allen. He graduated from Thorntown High School, and then served his country honorably in the U.S. Marines. On Mar. 6, 1955, he married LaDonna Lou (Peters) Allen; she survives and they shared 66 years together.

Don worked for Chrysler Corporation in Kokomo for 30 years, as a cutter grinder. He attended the Lighthouse Baptist Church. Don was a very avid fisherman, backyard mechanic, and he enjoyed raising Tumbler pigeons. In his 80’s, he roofed their house and painted the family barn; he still did all of the mowing up to when he was 89 years old. Don loved God, enjoyed doing work on the church buses many years ago, was a great carpenter, and all-around fix-it man

Survivors include his loving wife, LaDonna Allen of Whitestown; son, Donald (Brenda) Allen of Indianapolis; daughter, Debbie (Jon) Henry of Whitestown; Don and LaDonna were blessed with five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Don also had 12 brothers and sisters, along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, two sisters, and two great granddaughters.

Family and friends will gather Thursday, Feb. 10, for visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service and military rites at 1 p.m. with Pastor Merv McNair officiating in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon.  Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or to the Humane Society of Boone County.

You are invited to visit the website where you may sign his online register and leave a personal message at