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Reichard Funeral Home
Sunday September 25th, 2022
1:00pm - 3:00pm

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D Allen Jefferis

D. Allen Jefferis, 84, passed away Saturday September 17, 2022. He was born October 10, 1937, in Union City to the late O. Duane and Pzauline “Betty” Shockney Jefferis.

 Survivors include his wife of 63 years Betsy McKinley Jefferis; children Amy (James) Pictor of Westfield, IN, Brad (Sarah) Jefferis of Union City, IN; grandchildren Will (Savanna) Pictor, Anna Katerina Pictor, Isaac Bradly (Kora) Jefferis, Jacob Scott, Ava Grace, and Stephen Luke Jefferis; sisters Anne (Bob) Dunn of Indianapolis, IN, Tad (Debbie) Weigle and family; brother-in-law William (Nancy) McKinley and family;  many nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded by a son Scott Allen Jefferis in 1981.

 After college, Allen returned to Union City to manage the family Coca-Cola Bottling business. Although the family sold the business in 1970, he continued managing the business until he started J & J Vending in 1981.  Allen was a devoted son, husband, father, and grandfather throughout his life.  His community was very important to him and he served in many capacities:  Allen was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash Award by Governor Otis Bowen, Served as 10th District State Republican Chair, he served as an Indiana Delegate to the 1980 Republican Convention and attended Inaugural activities with President Reagan’s election. Served as President of the Union City Hospital Board guiding the board through it’s eventual sale in 1993.  The Board established the Union City Fund from the proceeds of the hospital sale, allowing grant opportunities for non-profits. The Union City Fund was part of the Randolph County Community Foundation (RCCF).  Allen was awarded the Director Emeritus from the RCCF for 10 years for dedicated service between 1998-2008. Member of the Union City Preservation Society, Randolph County Art Association, Rotary Club, and the First Christian Church.

 Visitation is from 1-3 PM Sunday September 25, 2022, at the Reichard Funeral Home Inc, 400 W. Deerfield Rd., Union City, IN. A funeral service will follow at 3 PM with Monte Poling serving as the celebrant. Burial will be held later at the convenience of the family in the Union City Cemetery.

 Online condolences may be expressed at www.reichardfh.com

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A candle was lit in memory of D Jefferis

Richard & Janet Clark Sep 25 2022 3:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of D Jefferis

Wyatt and Camilla Hufford Sep 25 2022 11:02 AM

I was privileged to know Allen Jefferis through First Christian Church when I was organist there. Remember him as a kind, gentle person who always had an encouraging word of support. He will be missed by the community, his many friends and his family.

Timothy E. Conyers Sep 24 2022 6:55 PM

Embracing you Betsy, Brad & Sarah, Amy & Jim & all the precious grandchildren as you mourn the loss of sweet Allen. He was a kind & gentle soul as he devoted his life to serving others. We have been privileged to call him friend and family for many years now. He will be missed. With deep sadness,

Charlie & Mary Probasco Sep 24 2022 2:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of D Jefferis

Charlie & Mary Probasco Sep 24 2022 2:37 PM

A candle was lit in memory of D Jefferis

Kay Hummel Sep 24 2022 11:52 AM

A candle was lit in memory of D Jefferis

Nancy and Bud Root Sep 24 2022 11:20 AM

Allen was the kindest man, and all from the Christian Church will miss him, as at times he was one of our leaders. Rest in peace Allen.

Becky Smith Sep 24 2022 9:45 AM

Dear Betsy and Family, I was saddened to hear of Allen’s passing. I have known Allen all of my life and a nicer person than he was will never be found. Union City benefited so greatly by his choice to come back home as a young married man and his “perfect match”bride also quickly became a wonderful asset to our hometown. I have many very fond memories of Allen and am happy to say, “Thank you Allen, your life has been well spent.”

Jane Barr Torres Sep 23 2022 6:39 PM

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