Bernard Earl "Ben" Allen

Bernard Earl "Ben" Allen, 92, of Sonora, died Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Helmwood Healthcare in Elizabethtown. He was a native of Breckinridge County, served in the U.S. Army for 3 1/2 years, and was a member of Severns Valley Baptist for over 60 years. He retired from teaching at Elizabethtown High School after 34 years and was the owner of Allen's Air Conditioning and Heating. He loved his children, dogs, and traveling after retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe David and Evelyn Tomer Allen; and five brothers, Lane, Merlin, Donnie, Melvin, and Mitchell Allen. He is survived by his wife of almost 73 years, Mary Emma Allen of Sonora; two sons, David Allen of Howardstown and Steven (Brenda) Allen of Elizabethtown; a daughter, Mary Evelyn Kirkpatrick of Hodgenville; eight grandchildren, Ashley (Val) Coomes, Kate Allen, Margaret (Ty) Patterson, Samantha (Vince) Thompson, Joe (Ariel) Allen, Olivia Allen, Caleb Kirkpatrick, and Christina Kirkpatrick; and three great grandchildren, Jaxon David Allen, Finley Rose Thompson, Easton Joseph Allen. The funeral is at 2 p.m. Thursday at Brown Funeral Home with Rev. Belinda Berry officiating. Burial will follow in Jolly Cemetery out of Hardinsburg. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday and continues after 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family requests masks to be worn at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online at


Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Thursday, July 2, 2020 starting at 2:00 PM
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