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KEYSER, W.Va. John Michael Allen, 77, of Bosley Road, Keyser, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at his residence.
Born Aug. 20, 1940, in Cumberland, he was the only son of the late Melvin "Red" and Julia Henrietta (Kolkhorst) Allen.
John was a U.S. Army Veteran and a 1958 graduate of Keyser High School. He had been employed at Westvaco as an Engineers Assistant until retiring in 2001. He was a skilled hunter and loved camping.
He is survived by his son, James M. Allen and wife, Theresa of Tarrs, Pa.; his daughter, Sandra Allen Thompson and husband, Dan of Silverdale, Wash.; his sister, Anne (Allen) Spery and husband, Howard of Evergreen, Colo. John is also survived by his seven grandchildren, Danny Dressler, Phoebe Thompson, Jimmy Allen, Justin Puffinburger, Austin Puffinburger, Katie Allen and Jonathan Puffinburger; his one great-granddaughter, Alanda Puffinburger and a special friend for 40 years, Barbara Tenney.
Friends will be received at Markwood Funeral Home on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Private inurnment will be in Queen's Point Cemetery at a later date.
Condolences may be left for the family after Mr. Allen's obituary at www.markwoodfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 12, 2017
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