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Memorial Service Saturday for Billy Gene 'Shakey' Allen

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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, 38105.

Cremation services will be provided by Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN. Online condolences to the family may be made at


Posted 9/1/2017




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