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Robin Michelle AllenPassing: January 12, 2019


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 16th @ 7:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday January 16th @ 5:00-7:00 pm


Following cremation, burial will be at a later date.

To Be Announced

MITCHELL – Robin Michelle Allen, 62, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 26, 1956, in Louisville, Kentucky, she was the daughter of John and Margaret LaVerne (Rouse) Harder.  She married Keven Allen May 3, 2014.

Robin had been employed at the spa at French Lick Springs Hotel and was a collector of antiques.  She loved auctions and attended the First Baptist Church in Williams.

Robin was a loving mother, grandmother, and wife. She was an avid puzzle enthusiast and a voracious reader, which as her kids often joked with her, was sometimes to the detriment of her cooking. She enjoyed singing Ethel Merman songs, but try as she might, she never did sound like that famous singer. She used to boast to her children that she was very cool because she bought a Slim Shady record. Though her children were not impressed then, the memory brings a smile to their faces now. 

Robin was an enthusiastic animal lover. She loved her pug, Otis, had a soft spot for abandoned cats, and was very fond of her chickens. She enjoyed her chickens so much, that her home was filled with rooster knick-knacks that were lovingly referred to as “chicken ___.”

Robin lived well and had a life full of laughter and fun. When she was diagnosed with cancer seven months ago, she was determined to fight, and she was convinced that she would win her battle right to the very end. She will be missed.

Keven Allen of Mitchell
James (Sindy) Armstrong of Louisville, Kentucky
Michael (Teri) Armstrong of Norwich, Connecticut
Timothy (Autumn) Armstrong of Louisville, Kentucky
Stephanie Seely of France
Britni (Chad) Roberts of Mitchell
Margaret Harder of Louisville, Kentucky
5 grandchildren
John Harder of Harrodsburg, Kentucky
Stephan Harder of Louisville, Kentucky
Rebecca Harder of Louisville, Kentucky
LeAnn Westfall of Shelbyville, Kentucky

Her father preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Perry East officiating.  Following cremation, burial will be at a later date.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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7 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Sharon Ofer | http://Jasper , Indiana
    Date: January 16, 2019
    I was so saddened to read the post of Robins death by her daughter on Facebook. I worked with Robin at the spa, she was such a hard worker and always had a smile on her face ! I was also so impressed with her determination that she was going to beat this illness ! Prayers for comfort to her family❤💔
  2. Guest: Chelsey | http://Paoli, IN
    Date: January 15, 2019
    So sorry to hear about Robin. She was always mom in the spa, any time someone felt yucky she would try and nurse us back to health. ❤ Such a beautiful soul.
  3. Guest: Marlin and Louann-allen allen | http://Cassopolis
    Date: January 14, 2019
  4. Guest: Gene Younger | http://Louisville Ky
    Date: January 14, 2019
    Very sorry to hear of Robins passing, though Ive not seen her since we were kids on 1st Street. John an Lavern were like 2nd parents an Jack was my best friend. Also Becky lived behind me in her Grand parents house in later years,again sorry for your loss. Gene
  5. Guest: randy | http://mitchell, in
    Date: January 14, 2019
    I am so sorry. You made a dear friend smile and were always one for a laugh and an adventure. The world is a lesser place with your passing. May the angels of heaven surround you and may they bring peace to those who loved you.
  6. Guest: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services | http://Bedford, Indiana
    Date: January 14, 2019
    We are all so sorry for your loss.
  7. Guest: janet lewis | http://louisville
    Date: January 14, 2019
    Always happy, the sweetest person I have ever known. Robin my dearest friend so glad we shared life together.So dearly loved, so dearly missed..Always in my heart.Thank you for loving me.