Official Obituary of

Gene M. Allen

Gene Allen Obituary

Gene M. Allen, 86, of Princeton was called home to the Lord Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at RiverOaks Health Campus surrounded by family. He was born May 15, 1937 in Princeton to the late Floyd Allen and Almeada (Monroe) Allen. Gene was in the 1955 graduating class of Princeton High School. He was a machine operator at Whirlpool for 40 years until he retired. Gene married his soulmate, Theresa (Nix) Allen, June 8, 1957 and was blessed with 60 years of marriage before her passing on February 21, 2018. He proudly was in the United States National Guard Reserves for several years, but was never called up for duty. Gene was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Princeton. He was a 50-year member of the Knights of Columbus. Gene loved to go golfing, fishing, and hunting. Gene was a big sports fan all around, but if you asked him his favorites, he was sure to say the Indianapolis Colts, St. Louis Cardinals, Princeton Tigers, and IU Hoosiers. Gene adored spending time with his family, especially traveling and camping. He had a built in GPS and never got lost! Gene is loved by so many and will be missed deeply.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Theresa Allen; and sister, Ruthann Davis.

Gene is survived by his daughters, Terri Mans (Danny), Brenda Rudolph (Steve), and Barbara Skelton; brother-in-law, Eddie Davis; sisters-in-law, Mary Katherine Garrison and Margaret Herrel; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren with 1 on the way.  

Funeral services will be held 3 PM Friday, March 15, 2024 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with Father Gary Kaiser officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 1 PM until the service time at the funeral home with burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Princeton.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt Thank you to all the staff at RiverOaks Health Campus and Heritage Hospice. They will always be grateful for your compassionate care and love.

Memorial contributions can be made to Heritage Hospice or Alzheimer’s Association, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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March 15, 2024

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Colvin Funeral Home
425 North Main Street
Princeton, IN 47670

Funeral Service
March 15, 2024

3:00 PM
Colvin Funeral Home
425 North Main Street
Princeton, IN 47670


Heritage Hospice
1202 W. Buena Vista Rd. #107, Evansville IN 47710

Alzheimer's Association
6100 Dutchman Lane, Suite 401, Louisville KY 40205-3284


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