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David Allen

David Allen

Tuesday November 10, 1936 Saturday October 19, 2019

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Obituary for David O. Allen

David O. Allen, 82, of Hillsboro,Ohio passed away peacefully October 19, 2019 surrounded by his wife Shirley and their three children.

David was a self made entrepreneur and inventor. He was head of research and development for Buckeye Molding Company before starting Allen Tool Company, Inc with his son William Allen in 1979. He developed plastic injection molds for food packaging. Many of the commonly used plastic containers and lids in the grocery aisles were designed by him. He was passionate about his work and didn't believe in retirement. His last patent was issued just a few months ago. Most people would never know of his accomplishments. If asked what he did for a living he would simply respond "machinist."

He demanded excellence of himself in everything he did. He was an avid golfer winning many local golfing tournaments. He was a self taught musician who could hear a song and play it note for note on the piano or guitar. He loved the outdoors and in his younger years spent much of his free time hunting, fishing, camping, and shooting clay pigeons. Other hobbies throughout the years included cooking, gardening, bowling and watching sports on TV. Dinner time was planned to assure that he never missed an episode of Jeopardy. He could have easily been a contestant.

His family and friends appreciated his sharp wit and valued his insight. He was a man of few words but demonstrated his Christian values by the way he lived his life.

David was born November 10, 1936 in New Vienna Ohio. He was the son of Violet Stockman Allen and Harry F. Allen. He is preceded in death by his brothers Harry G. Allen and James F. Allen. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Shirley Johnson Allen and his sister Sue (Tony) Lamke.

He will be missed beyond measure by his family. His children are Linda (Doyle) Schilling, William (Loretta) Allen and Jodena (Justin) Thomas. The grandchildren include Christopher (Lindsay) Schilling, Lauren (Ken) DeMoya, Matthew Allen, and Julien Thomas and great grandchildren Bennett Schilling, Bradley Schilling, Zachary Schilling, Zane Schilling and Iris Allen.

The family will honor his life Saturday October 26 at Thompson Funeral Home 241 East Main St. Hillsboro, Ohio. Visitation is from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 PM. Internment will follow at the IOOF Cemetery, Nordyke Road, New Vienna Ohio.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Community Care Hospice or the James Cancer Center.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday October 26, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Thompson Funeral Home
    241 East Main Street
    Hillsboro, OH
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    Saturday October 26, 2019
    11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday October 26, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Thompson Funeral Home
    241 East Main Street
    Hillsboro, OH
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday October 26, 2019
    1:00pm
  • Interment

    Saturday October 26, 2019 | 2:00pm
    New Vienna Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Saturday October 26, 2019
    2:00pm

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Sherry Arehart

Deepest sympathy Shirley and family fond memories of New Vienna . Sherry South Arehart
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To Jodena and Family - with love, prayers, and condolences.
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Cheryll Winters

My condolences to you Peter, and to all of Diane’s family. I was saddened to hear of Diane’s passing. She was a very dynamic person, with an amazing memory. We had many good times planning Camp Day activities, themed Christmas parties, and working together for years. I will miss her. Cheryll Winters
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With deepest sympathy. Love, Tony and Sue Lamke, Brian and Melanie Lamke family, Jeff and Jill Borton family, and Doug and Diane Borton family.
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Mike Liming

Our hearts and thoughts go out to you Shirley and your immediate family in the loss of Dave.

Mike & Ruth Liming
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You are in our hearts and thoughts.
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