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Karena Dawn AllenPassing: March 5, 2022


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Thursday, March 10th @ 10:30 a.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday, March 9th @ 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Thursday, March 10th

OOLITIC– Karena Dawn Allen, 46, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2022, at IU Health West Hospital in Avon.

Born April 18, 1975, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Larry and Penny (Hicks) Ashcraft.  Karena married Roy Allen in 2013.

Karena was a graduate of Ivy Tech and a sales associate.  She enjoyed her work and loved her dogs. Karena was of the Christian faith.

Surviving:            husband, Roy Allen, of Oolitic

                             children, Derrick (Shaily Saucerman) Eisele of Mitchell

                                            Devin Jamison of Mitchell

                                            Linda (Zane Parks) Jamison of Mitchell

                              stepson, Clayton Allen of Columbus

       mother and stepfather, Penny and Alan Pridemore of Mitchell

        father and stepmother, Larry and Carolyn Ashcraft

                    grandchildren, Kharsin Eisele, Kolten Eisele, Hadleigh Eisele, and Nova


                                 sister, Teri Lewis of Ball Ground, Georgia

                       stepbrother, Jason Pridemore of Bedford

                          stepsister,  Amber Pridemore of Mitchell

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 10, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society

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24 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Tina Reynolds Bishop | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: March 20, 2022
    I don't know how to even express the emptiness of you in my life. I miss my favorite bicycle buddy!!!
  2. Guest: jill webb | mittchell in
    Date: March 12, 2022
    Larry so sorry to here this news we grew up on shawnee dr
  3. Guest: Amy McHargue | FL
    Date: March 10, 2022
    I am in shock. I just came across something on fb about Karena a few minutes ago. My junior high best friend, we were keepers of many of one another's teenage secrets. I wish we had talked more often than once or twice a year in recent times. I don't know what caused this but whatever it was, it happened way too soon.
  4. Guest: Carol Mikulsky | Mitchell, IN
    Date: March 9, 2022
    Derrick, Linda and Devin: My heart breaks for you and I was so sorry to hear about your mom passing. She was such a nice lady and loved you kids! I’ll be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
  5. Guest: Robert Tedrow | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: March 8, 2022
    So sorry for your loss. She was such an amazing person. She will be dearly missed. Prayers for everyone.
  6. Guest: Gary Burks | Bradenton, Florida
    Date: March 8, 2022
    So sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed! Praying for all the family and friends
  7. Guest: Erik Pridemore | Colbert, Oklahoma
    Date: March 7, 2022
    Alan and Penny Jo and Family- We are all heartbroken as were Aaron and Candace and their 2 boys and all others were in notification, we were sorry Karena Allen passed away this Weekend. And we will pray for her Family, as will our Churches, may she rest in peace heavenly.
  8. Guest: Deb Mueller | Noblesville, IN
    Date: March 7, 2022
    Penny & family - I am so very sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine the pain you must feel. I pray your memories will help bring you peace.
  9. Guest: Chasity spicer borum | Ft lauderdale florida
    Date: March 7, 2022
  10. Guest: sissy jolley | Mitchell, In
    Date: March 7, 2022
    Penny, so sorry to hear about Karena, she was such a beautiful girl. Prayers to your family
  11. Guest: Suzie Batchelor Leatherman | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: March 7, 2022
    Penny and family, so very sorry for the loss of Karena. Such a young soul taken too soon. May God provide all of you with strength, comfort and peace during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
  12. Guest: Charity spicer borum | Ft lauderdale florida
    Date: March 7, 2022
    She was a great friend..i will miss her dearly!
  13. Guest: Michele Jamison | Mitchell IN
    Date: March 7, 2022
    So very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you
  14. Guest: Jill Morse | Mitchell, IN
    Date: March 7, 2022
    Dearest Penny, My heart breaks for you. I had no idea. What a sweet little gal she was. The cutest little kindergartner. I can't imagine what you are going through. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Bless you and may you have comfort and peace surrounding you. Jill
  15. Guest: Susan Chastain kay | Blaine, Tn
    Date: March 7, 2022
    So very sorry for your loss.
  16. Guest: George Routh | Bradenton, Florida
    Date: March 6, 2022
    I can not express the sorrow that I'm feeling for Penny and Alan!! My sincere condolences to you both! Sending all the love and hugs your way!
  17. Guest: Buddy Hendricks | Mitchell, IN
    Date: March 6, 2022
    So, so very sorry for the family’s loss. I remember her from school in fourth grade. We all saw her bubbly personality and liked her. We could see then she was a sweet person. My thoughts and prayers for all of you…
  18. Guest: Elaine Korki tincher Lagenour | Bedford I d
    Date: March 6, 2022
    I'm sorry to hear of Karen's passing prayers and hugs to Penny and family
  19. Guest: Jerena Bowling | Mitchell, In
    Date: March 6, 2022
    I am so sorry, she was a good friend i lived next door to her childhood baby sitter Mary Jane .🙏
  20. Guest: Suzie Leatherman | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: March 6, 2022
    Roy, I am so sorry. I saw your post asking for prayers earlier but had no idea. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God provide you with strength and comfort in the days ahead!!
  21. Guest: Debby Dobson | Lebanon Tn
    Date: March 6, 2022
    I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your Karena .You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I know that nothing can take away the pain that you are feeling right now, but I just want you to know that Karena will be missed.
  22. Guest: Bill Kittle | Dripping Springs Texas
    Date: March 6, 2022
    Alan and Penny. Writing "so sorry for your loss," seems to be not enough at times like these. I am afraid that's all I can offer as I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child. Please know however I will keep you and your daughter's soul in my prayers. The only regret I have about leaving Mitchell is not being there to offer comfort to friends at times like this.
  23. Guest: Raymona Tanksleu | Mitchell, IN
    Date: March 6, 2022
    Penny so sorry to here of your daughter passing. Prayers for your family.
  24. Guest: Staci Dotts | Campbellsburg IN
    Date: March 6, 2022
    Omg my prayers are with you all. I'm totally shocked by this news.... Fly high beautiful lady....