Rhonda Allen, 61

Rhonda Kay Allen, 61, of Silver Lake passed away April 1, 2019 surrounded by her family.

She was born July 27, 1957 in Wabash to the late William and Evelyn (Barton) Hensley. Rhonda was married to Thomas Allen on August 21, 1977; he preceded her in death on November 16, 2015.

Rhonda loved the Lord and cherished her family, especially her grandchildren. She was known as “mom” to many more than just her kids. She had an open-door policy and a heart to help people, her kindness touched so many lives. Rhonda loved going to the beach and ocean and just hanging out with friends and family.

Rhonda is survived two children, Heath Allen and Matthew Allen both of Silver Lake and two grandchildren, Audrey and Bryar Allen of Silver Lake. Also surviving are four brothers, Bill Hensley, Paul Hensley, Ken Hensley and Ron Hensley and one sister Pam Simmons.

She was preceded in death by her parents Bill and Evelyn and husband Tom.

A funeral service in Rhonda’s honor will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019 at The Free United Baptist Church, 7035 South State Road 13, Pierceton. Pastor Ward Etsie Allen will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Silver Lake.

Friends can visit with the family three hours prior to the service from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday.

Memorial donations in Rhonda’s honor may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Funeral and Cremation Services, Warsaw, Indiana. Online condolences may be left at

Posted on 2019 Apr 02