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 2017, we proudly celebrated 100 years in business in Bloomington and 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

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Jon L. Pace

Jon L. Pace, Funeral Director

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Amanda L. Hawkins

Amanda L. Hawkins, Funeral Director

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Connie J. Barrett

Connie J. Barrett, Administration

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Wilson  Adams III

Wilson Adams III, Pre-Need Counselor

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Natalie Blondell

Natalie Blondell, Pre-Need Counselor

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Tom Vincent

Tom Vincent, Driver

BJ Walls

BJ Walls, Greeter

Dee Levenberg

Dee Levenberg, Greeter

Sharon Trinkle

Sharon Trinkle, Greeter

Nancy Sinn

Nancy Sinn, Greeter

Edwin Joe Sarver

Edwin Joe Sarver, Crematory Operator

Katie O'Connell

Katie O'Connell, Greeter

Josie Pace

Josie Pace, Greeter

Don Renfro

Don Renfro, Driver

Jay Thompson

Jay Thompson, Driver

Scott Stuart

Scott Stuart, Driver

Joe  Stettenbenz

Joe Stettenbenz, Driver

Tricia Watson

Tricia Watson, Greeter

Greg Ison

Greg Ison, Driver

Lucille Allen

Lucille Allen, Chariot

Art Sater

Art Sater, Consultant

David F. Shirley

David F. Shirley, Consultant

Dan F. Shirley

Dan F. Shirley, Consultant