Joseph B. Allen

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Joseph B. Allen, 72, of Francesville, Ind. died November 12, 2010 at St. Elizabeth East Hospital in Lafayette, Ind. He was born on January 12, 1938 in Washington Court House, Ohio to Joseph and Ida M. Rayburn Allen. Joe married Lucille
Craft in October 1960 in Louisiana. She died in January 1993. He married Jackie Reiland in June 1977 in Minnesota. She died in February 2010.
Joe was a first sergeant in the U.S. Army. He entered the service in 1957 and retired in 1977.
Joe served 54 months in Vietnam. He received the Silver Star, five Bronze Stars, three Purple Hearts and received several other Presidential Citations.
Funeral services will be held at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Francesville,
Ind., Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 11 a.m. EST. Military services will be held at the funeral home following services.
Joseph will be buried with his wife Jacquelyn in the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
Memorial contributions may be given to: Pulaski County Special Olympics in Memory of Joe Allen for letterman’s jackets.
Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at
Survivors include: Cherie Lynn Allen, of DeRidder, daughter; Richard L. Allen, of Slagle, son; Crystal Lucille Allen, Slagle, granddaughter; Ida M. Rayburn Allen , mother; Darrell Eugene
(Sue) Allen, of Francesville, Ind., brother and sister-in-law.
Preceded in death by: Joseph Allen , father; Meryl Lucille Craft Allen , first wife; Jacquelyn Lee Reiland , second wife; Russell Dale Allen , brother.