Joella Blackburn Allard, 58

Joella K. Blackburn Allard, 58, Wabash, died at 5:42 a.m., Wednesday, May 8, at her home.  She was born Feb. 18, 1955 in Marion, to Rufus and Betty (Blessing) Blackburn.

Joella married Lloyd Allard on Oct. 20, 1972, in Marion.  She was a printer in the t-shirt business, working at Shirt Shed and Blue Sky Graphics, both in Wabash, and Action Gear in Peru.  She was a member of Christian Heritage Fellowship Church, in Wabash.  She enjoyed spending time with her grand kids and family, and being outdoors.  She loved to read and talk on the telephone.  Joella was a fan of professional wrestling (WWE).

She is survived by her husband, Lloyd Allard; two children, Lloyd "Tony" (Stephanie) Allard II, Sherry (Roy Price) Holley all of Wabash; five brothers, Pete (Mary) Coronato, Huntington, W.V., Phil (Brenda) Robinson, Kokomo, Jack (Sharon) Blackburn, Fairmount, Ind., Frank (Deb) Blackburn and Roger (Myrna) Blackburn both of Gas City; seven sisters, Peggy Duncan and Karen Bruss both of Kokomo, Janice Burns, North Manchester, Vicki (David) Lamb, Fairmount, Cindi (Randy) Gatchel, Laketon, Christy (Larry) Whelchel, Gas City, and Wendy (Roger) Nealis, Marion, and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service May 13, with Pastor Tim Prater officiating.  Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash. 

Preferred memorial is the Family of Joella Allard.

The memorial guest book for Joella may be signed at

Posted on 2013 May 13