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 Aug. 21, 1977; he preceded her in death on Nov. 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, at The Free United Baptist Church, 7035 S. Ind. 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. Friday.

Arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Funeral and Cremation Services, Warsaw.

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Memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be left at www.heritage-fcs.com.