History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

In this year, 2017, we proudly celebrate 100 years in business in Bloomington and we remain Bloomington's only locally owned funeral home and crematory. 

In 1917 W. Walter Allen and his brother established the first funeral home in Bloomington to carry the Allen name, which is known today as Allen Funeral Home and Crematory.

Since 1917, Allen Funeral Home has been a part of the Bloomington and Monroe County community, standing ready to assist families at a time of need. Through a series of locations, first at 4th and Walnut St's to 6th and Washington St. and for many years at 3000 E. Third St. to our new location at 4155 South Old State Road 37, we have continued to offer the families we serve the most modern and convenient facilities. We are the only funeral home or cemetery located in Bloomington and all of Monroe County to offer an onsite crematory.

Our firm has progressed through the years and now maintains one of the most attractive, most modern and one of the largest funeral homes in Southern Indiana to serve your family.  We are proud of our staff of directors who are dedicated to their profession.  They stand ready to assist your family at your time of need with care, compassion and expertise at a time when you need them most.   In 2016, we  expanded our facilities to accommodate the cremation of pets to our expanding line of services we offer. 

The staff of Allen Funeral Home is committed to providing each and every family with professional, caring service. When you call upon Allen Funeral Home, you may rest assured that your family will be provided with the care and compassion families have come to expect for 100 years.


Our Valued Staff

David R. Shirley

David R. Shirley, Funeral Director

david@allencares.com


Jon L. Pace

Jon L. Pace, Funeral Director

jon@allencares.com


Amanda L. Robinson

Amanda L. Robinson, Funeral Director

amanda@allencares.com


Erica Metcalf

Erica Metcalf

Funeral Director


Linda L. Eglen

Linda L. Eglen, Preneed Director

linda@allencares.com


Connie J. Barrett

Connie J. Barrett, Administration

conniejo@allencares.com


Gina Riggen

Gina Riggen, Administration

gina@allencares.com


Richard  Hickam

Richard Hickam, Greeter


Tom Vincent

Tom Vincent, Assistant


BJ Walls

BJ Walls, Greeter


Dee Levenberg

Dee Levenberg, Greeter


Mark Brock

Mark Brock, Assistant


Kim Brock

Kim Brock, Greeter


Sharon Trinkle

Sharon Trinkle, Greeter


Nancy Sinn

Nancy Sinn, Greeter


Connie Hrulinski

Connie Hrulinski, Greeter


Greg Burton

Greg Burton, Crematory Operator


Ed Sarver

Ed Sarver, Crematory Operator


Carla Lawyer

Carla Lawyer, Assistant


Katie O'Connell

Katie O'Connell, Greeter


Lucille Allen

Lucille Allen, Chariot


Art Sater

Art Sater, Consultant


David F. Shirley

David F. Shirley, Consultant


Dan F. Shirley

Dan F. Shirley, Consultant