Cheryl (Gilson) Allen, 71, Kokomo, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis. She was born July 9, 1947, in Kokomo, to Robert E. and Louise L. (Pruitt) Gilson. On March 9, 2000, she married Dennis L. Allen, in Indianapolis, and he survives.
Cheryl graduated from Kokomo High School in 1965 and went on to work for Delco Electronics as well as in real estate and at Junk ‘N Java. She enjoyed sewing, arts and crafts, antiques and her pets, especially her dogs. She loved life and being Granny was her proudest achievement. She cherished spending time with her family.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Tina (Mark) Robinson, Tonya (Brian) Wells and Michelle (Scott) Calhoun, Jim (Pam) Allen, Bill Allen and Kim Allen Moore; grandchildren, Ben (Ashley), Abby (Eric), Brittany, Garrett, Jacob (Kristan), Jordan, Rachel, Lucy, Kennedy, Justin and Brooklyn; great-grandchildren, Aiden, Mason, Noah, Azura, Walter, Luna, Ian (expected in May) and another expected in September; brother, Max (Judy) Gilson; sister, Dianna Watson; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and great-grandson, Oliver.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, with Pastor Kevin Sprinkle officiating. Burial will follow in Albright Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.shirleyandstout.com.