Bonnie "Jewell" Burgess Allen

Bonnie "Jewell" (Burgess) Allen, 87, went to Heaven on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Jewell was born on September 22, 1929 in Chattanooga, TN to Arthur Burgess and Lena Holt Burgess. She moved to Loyall, KY at the age of nine. She later met and married Kenneth Allen of Loyall, KY. They married on Christmas Day 1947. They lived in Louisville approximately 26 years before moving to Boston, KY where they have lived the past 36 years. Jewell was a truly beautiful and devoted wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was like a second mother to her grandchildren, all of whom adored her. Jewell was soft spoken but was not afraid to say what she thought. She loved her church and God. She and Kenneth loved going to the "chicken house". She was a gardener, loved to crochet and made beautiful flower arrangements. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Arthur Burgess and Lena Holt Burgess; her sister, Christine Elliott; and a step grandson, Dustin. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Kenneth E. Allen; her daughter, Teresa (Tom) Storck of Louisville; two sons, Steve (Ava) Allen of Boston and Perry (Tresa) Allen of Louisville; nine grandchildren, Evan, Erin, Clint, Heather, Kelli, Ian, Ethan, Hunter, and Raquel; one step grandson, Jacob; and seven great grandchildren, Payton, Autumn, Collin, Austin, Grayson, Cooper, and Braxton. The funeral will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at College Heights United Methodist Church with Rev. Adam Sparks officiating. Burial will be Wednesday, April 12th at 10 a.m. at Kentucky Veteran's Cemetery in Radcliff. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Brown Funeral Home and continues after 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Condolences may be expressed online at


Friday, April 7, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home

Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
College Heights United Methodist Church


Saturday, April 8, 2017 starting at 3:00 PM
College Heights United Methodist Church

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