Obituary for Jackie "Jack" L. Allender

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Jackie "Jack" L. Allender

August 18, 1938 - October 24, 2016

Jackie L. “Jack” Allender, age 78 passed away on October 24, 2016 at the Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, He was a resident of La Grange, Kentucky and former resident of Indianapolis.

Jack was born August 18, 1938 in Franklin to the late Reed and Dorothy (Walker) Allender. He was a 1957 graduate of Franklin High School and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Franklin College in 1961. Jack served as a Sergeant with the United States Army.

He retired in 1991 as a District Sales Manager for Ameritech Publishing after 28 years of service. After retirement, Jack served as a Bishop for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter – Day Saints in Ruskin, Florida, where he and his wife Sandy lived for 23 years, prior to moving to La Grange Kentucky.

Jack loved his family and was committed to his church family. He served his community both in Florida and Indiana by serving on committees such as United Way and March of Dimes. Jack also served as a Regional Girl Scout Cookie Chairman, member of the Golden Gloves Boxing Club, Junior Achievement and a lifetime member of the American Legion. He was also a member of the Indianapolis Corvette Club with owning 74 Corvettes throughout his life. Jack was an avid golfer and all around competitor. Jack was also a founding father of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon society at Franklin College.

Jack is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sandra K. (Rudolph) Allender, whom he married on February 2, 1991 in Columbus. He is also survived by his children Cheryl Yazell of Indianapolis, Carol Pferrer of Avon, Jason Engelken of Greenwood and Jeremy (Allison) Engelken of Boston, Massachusetts; siblings, Carolyn (Lee) Service and John Robert Allender both of Ruskin, Florida; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Jack to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St. Ste. 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Condolences may be sent to the Allender family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016

Time: 1:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: August 18, 1938
Died: October 24, 2016

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Michael Young posted on 10/26/16

Sandy. My love and prayers coming your way. Will put your name on Orlando Temple prayer rolls.


GENE NOLL posted on 10/27/16



Mark Lisa Thompson posted on 10/26/16

We are sorry to hear of Bishop Allender's passing. He was a great man and well loved by many especially our family. May the Lord bless you Sandy and your family at this time. Our prayers, thoughts and love our with you. We are so grateful of knowing you both. Love, Mark, Lisa Thompson


Clay Family posted on 10/26/16

Oh Sandy, we are so sorry to hear about Jack. He was truly a blessing to all who knew him. We loved getting to know the two of you while we lived in Florida. I know you'll remember this easily but, our fondest memory is when you invited us over for Thanksgiving and after Jack answered the door his "Bee" pants fell right to the floor. The three of us just stood there staring at him like "Hey, don't you know your pants are on the ground" He had no idea and welcomed us inside. I believe it was you that finally told him to pull his pants up (: We will never forget you both. Love, Edward, Jill and Sammy Clay


Dianna Atkins posted on 10/26/16

So sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He was a good man and I enjoyed his humor. Prayers for you Sandy and his entire family.


Kara Chambers Neth posted on 10/26/16

Dear Sandy, "Grandpa" Jack has been a very important part of my life. I miss him a lot. Prayers to you and the family during this difficult time. I love you and miss you. Lots and lots of love, Kara Chambers Neth


Gary Gibboney posted on 10/30/16

My condolences to Sandy and the family. Jack was a character. He approached everything in life with enthusiasm. I worked with him many years at Indiana Bell / Ameritech and there was never a dull moment. God Bless his soul.


Wanda Whitney posted on 10/26/16

Dear Sandy and Family, I thoroughly enjoyed serving with Jack. He was a good Bishop and friend. I am so sorry for your loss and hope that somehow you can feel my hug through this message. I love you and will continue to pray for you and your family to feel comfort at this tender time. Wanda


Justin & Crystal (Humphrey) Stalker posted on 10/26/16

Sandy, We are so sorry for your loss. We loved Jack so much. He was such a wonderful, funny and giving man. Heavenly Father has gained a valiant servant back. He will be missed immensely. Prayers and love, Justin and Crystal Stalker family


KIMMY Smith posted on 10/28/16

He forever touched my life. What an amazing man of God. We will see him again in all his glory.. and he will still make me giggle.


Michelle Mooso Oakeson posted on 10/27/16

Dear Sandy, Our thoughts and prayers have been with you this week. The earth has lost a great man but there is no doubt in my mind that he is already hard at work in the afterlife. Tiffany made a comment the other day that she wished she could see him now because he is probably getting answers to all his eternal questions and causing an all around ruckus. I second that. All of us kids love you both so much. Thanks for being such a huge part of our lives. Love, Michelle & Jesse Oakeson