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July 20, 1929 - July 1, 2018
James D. Allen, 88, died on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Browning’s Pathways, a caring and loving community in Waterville, Ohio where he resided for the last six years.
James was born on July 20, 1929 in Lima, OH, to Norman and Mildred (Kohli) Allen who both preceded him in death. On December 29, 1951 he married Patsy (Riggle) Allen who preceded him in death on March 26, 1999. He was also preceded in death by siblings, Joyce Allen Fockler, Ron Allen, and Carolyn Allen Prince.
He played football for Central High School and then at the University of Cincinnati. Jim was the first employee of Leo and Henry Hawk at Superior Metal Products in Lima, Ohio for approimately 50 years. He enjoyed watching football and cheering on Ohio State and the Cleveland Browns.
Jim enjoyed playing golf and was very proud of his 2 holes in one at Hawthorne Hills Golf Club. He was a member at Zion Lutheran Church in Lima where he was very active during his life.
Jim is survived by his children, Linda (Denny) Allen Zollweg, Peggy (Craig) Allen Nichols, grandchildren, Matt (Shannon) Fox, Carrie (Brian) Fox Berwick, Christopher (Jessica) Nichols, Michael (Jacquelyn) Nichols, great grandchildren, Lukas Berwick, Ethan Berwick, Cara Nichols and Adelyn Nichols. He is also survived by his brother in law, Bill Riggle, and sister in law Marian Allen.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 10:00AM at Zion Evangelical Church, 1300 Edgewood Dr, Lima, OH 45805 with Pastor Steve Bauerle from Zion Lutheran in Waterville, Ohio officiating the service. Burial to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will greet friends on Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL HOMES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Jim’s name to Zion Evangelical Church or Browning Pathways.