I got the pleasure of meeting you yrs ago an we became friends We both struggled with addiction I been clean for awhile now I it’s harder for some but I never saw you as that person I saw a friend but no pain luv your ok now till will meet again one day Rip.
Jennifer Marie Allen, 45, of Evansville passed away surrounded by her loved ones on September 19th, 2022 after her fearless battle with the disease of addiction. Jennifer was more than how this disease defined her; she was a mother, daughter, granddaughter, niece, aunt, sister and friend.
Jennifer was born on May 31, 1977 in Evansville to Christopher Allen and Rebecca (nee Allen) Holzappel, quickly followed by the birth of her sister Laura Allen-Rang and then years later by the birth of sister Haley Allen-Karcher. She spent many years of her childhood surrounded by the fun, love and chaos of her parents, sisters and extensive extended family consisting of her grandparents; especially her selfless and loving grandmother, Carolyn Allen; over a dozen uncles and aunts, and countless cousins. Jennifer was an intelligent woman who loved to work with numbers. She was baptized and received sacraments under the Catholic faith, and attended St. Benedict and Reitz Memorial High Schools. No matter what, deep down she knew that God had called her to serve him as a mother before all else, Jennifer loved her children more than life itself. Her greatest moments in life were spent with them and they will miss her daily.
Jennifer is preceded in death by her mother Rebecca, her grandfather Robert, and her husband John Durham. She is survived by her children Marcus Fridy, Elizabeth Jordan Durham Hunter-Bell, Ethan Summer Durham Hunter-Bell her step daughters Winter Post, Johnna Anderson, Jennifer Durham, 2 nephews, 9 grandchildren and countless other family members.
Jenny always strived to make the best of any situation that she was in. She was always willing to help those around her. Her family is thankful that, in her last act on Earth, she was able to be an organ donor and give the gift of life to others.
There will be a private burial service and a celebration of life will be planned for a future date.
In lieu of flowers, please honor Jennifer with a donation to 7 Sisters at 7SistersEvv@gmail.com – a local program whose mission is “bringing awareness to the community through education and informative opportunities to eliminate the stigma of addiction and advocate for recovery options.”
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