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“Dear Jill, I don't think I have ever known any two people who have travelled together to so many places and loved cruises as much as you two did....Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Pat Forkin - Carmel, IN

“I feel very fortunate to have had your family as my neighbors and dear friends for so many years. I will miss Jim's friendly wave, hello and smile...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Nancy Luter - Carmel, IN - friend

“Jill and family, Please accept my sincere condolences. I have many fond memories of my friendship with Jim in high school and am sorry at his...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Kurt Johnson - Arlington Heights, IL

“Dear Jill, Brett, and Julie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My love and prayers go out to you, Jill, as you say goodbye to the love of your...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Cathy Conroy Smiley - Westminster, CO

“Dear Allen Family - Please accept my condolences on your loss. I hope you find some measure of comfort in the good memories you have of Jim. I...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Laurie Galvin - Marlboro, MA

“I had the pleasure of knowing Jim for 12 years. Jim always told me how much he and Jill loved to travel and particularly on cruises. I will miss...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Annette Bourque Moncton,NB Canada

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Jim was a wonderful leader, and motivator. I had the privilege of working for Jim the last 5 years and...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Dolores Wright - San Antonio, TX

“Jim always was and always will be an inspiration to us all to work hard and strive to be the best that we can be. That is a special gift that each...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Bethany Jaeger - Charlotte, NC

“My heart is sad! Jim and I were friends from 1st grade on! May his journey continue in love, light, health and peace and may Jill and the family feel...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Debbie Cold Olson - Shorewood, IL

“I have had the pleasure of working for Jim for the last 10 years. He has shaped and guided each of us and we are all better having known him. What...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Laura A. Gray - Hoschton, GA

“I hope you feel the support of your family and friends. I didn't meet Jim but know he raised a pretty great daughter. Condolences to you all. ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Patricia Brooke - Portland, OR

“To the Allen Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was a wonderful person and we were all blessed to know him. My thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Valerie Coulter - NJ

“Jill & family, I am so sorry for your loss! I will always remember Jim's big smile & what a great guy he was! My thoughts and prayers are with all...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Bev Starmann Starcevich - Joliet, IL

“So very sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories always. Thoughts and prayers to the Allen Family ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Debbie Wauford - Greensboro, NC

“Jim has been an inspiration for me and my husband. We were both saddened to hear the news of his passing. I met Jim through his Blog and then found...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Vickie & Tom Frantz - IN

“I just want to extend our condolences to the Allen family. Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family, and your dad...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Ann Ledford - Carmel, IN

“I had the privilege and honor of meeting Mr. Allen last year after he picked my resume out of the thousands sent in by others who applied for this...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Kelly Cochran - Fort Myers, FL

“To the Allen family, I have had the honor of working for Jim for the past 14 years. Jim had a very rare gift of touching hearts and seeing the best...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Michelle Barron - NJ

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Jim was a great inspiration and mentor to us all. We will miss him greatly. ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Rachel Torres - Coral Springs, FL

“Please accept my condolance for the loss of your beloved Jim. He will be greatly missed by so many. I will keep you in my thoughts. ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Kathryn Girard

“Dear Allen Family, There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. We, along with our staff, are honored and...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers - IN

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James H. "Jim" Allen

60 of Carmel, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013. Jim was born October 28, 1952 in Pontiac, Illinois to Eugene M. and the late Marilyn Allen. He was a graduate of Illinois State University.

Jim was in Executive Management for Simon Property Group for the past 19 years, where he built the largest specialty retail program in the industry. He received the Life-time Achievement Award from Specialty Retail Magazine.

A service celebrating Jim's life will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, February 1 at Flanner and Buchanan-Carmel, where family and friends are invited to gather one hour prior to the service.

Jim is survived by his wife, Jill; children, Brett J. (wife, Arielle Kuperberg) Allen and Julie A. (fiancé, Michael Hoffmann) Allen; father, two brothers and two sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Simon Youth Foundation.

You are invited to go to the Guest Book page to pass along your personal message or tell a story.


-Your friends at Flanner and Buchanan