Billy Gene “Shakey”
Allen, age 82, of Chesterton, IN, passed away on August 26, 2017.
He was born on
August 18, 1935, in McAlester, OK, to William H. and Mami (Smith) Allen.
He is survived by
his wife, Alice (Orlando) Allen of Chesterton, IN; sons, Steven (Debra)
Allen of Lake Village, IN, Bruce (Marilee) Allen of Valparaiso, IN, Billy
(Kathryn) Allen of Valparaiso, IN and Thomas (Kim) Allen of Chesterton, IN;
sister, Juanita Izard; son in law, Mike Durkin; nine grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
He was preceded in
death by his parents; daughter, Michele Durkin; brothers, Charles and Louie
Allen; sisters, Lois Allen and Shirley Garrison.
Shakey retired from
American Maize Products after 41 years of service. He enjoyed playing
horseshoes on Flannery’s League.
A Memorial Service
will be held on September 2, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., with Father Jon Plavcan
officiating, at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN,
46304. A memorial visitation will be held 12:00 p.m. until the time of
service at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers,
please make any donations to St. Jude, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN,
will be provided by Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN. Online condolences to
the family may be made at