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Janet (Ludeman) Allen

April 17, 1951 ~ April 25, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Janet Allen Obituary

Janet Estelle Allen, age 72, of Kendallville, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at her home. Janet was born in Napoleon, Ohio on April 17, 1951 to the late Winifred LaDonna “Donna” (Gallagher) Tackett and Francis Emory Ludeman. She was employed by Uniform Printing for many years and was retired from Kraft Foods in Kendallville. After retirement, Janet enjoyed meeting and talking with people while volunteering at the front desk of the Tanning Hut in Kendallville. She was member of V.F.W. Post 2749. Everyone loved Janet. She was a “people-person” and she never met a stranger. Her wild passion was playing Bingo weekly. She loved traveling, going on road trips, or just getting in the car just to go for a ride.

Survivors include:

Daughter, Jeri Grubb and Matt Cain of Kendallville.

Daughter, Jennifer Sillaway of Kendallville.

Daughter, Ramanda and Matt Oliver of Fort Wayne. 

Eight grandchildren: Kristopher (Erica) Grubb of Kendallville; Ashley (Patrick) Luttman of Kendallville; Kylie (Brice) Walter of Kendallville; Jordan (Nathan) Lash of Kendallville; Avin (Isaac) Sparkman of Hawaii; Drew Sillaway of Kendallville; Ahryan Harman of Fort Wayne; Emma Oliver of Fort Wayne.

Seven great grandchildren: Bradyn Campbell, Evan Campbell, Addison Grubb, Aliya England, Arrowlyn Grubb, Liam Walter and Emerie Walter. 

Sister, Carol McDaniels of Kendallville.

Sister, Linda and David Capocy of Florence, Arizona.

Brother, Sheldon “Skeeter” and Linda Tackett of Powhattan, Virginia.

She is also survived by many close lifetime friends and her DaVita Dialysis family.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Donna Tackett; her father, Francis Ludeman; her stepfather, Earl Tackett; and two brothers, Charles “Chuck” Ludeman and Gerald Dale “Jerry” Tackett; and brother-in-law, Rex McDaniels. 


Visitation will be held Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville followed by a funeral service at 8:00 PM. 

Burial will take place later at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
April 29, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hite Funeral Home
403 South Main Street
Kendallville, Indiana 46755


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