PITTSTON - Chester Mordaunt "Chet" Allen, 87, died at the Maine Veterans' Home at Augusta on July 21, 2014.
Chet was born on Nov. 6, 1926, in West Paris. He was the son of Arthur and Mildred (Rowe) Allen. He attended North Paris and Sumner schools.
He spent two years in the Army during the Korean conflict. Chet was employed on his father's dairy farm and continued farming his own farm in Richmond until September 1963. He then was employed by Lipman's Poultry until they closed in 1983, and worked at Richmond School Department as a janitor until his retirement in 2005.
Chet enjoyed working in the woods, hunting and fishing, and was an avid checker player until his death.
He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Mildred (Rowe) Allen; three sisters, Ida Allen, Laura Andrews and Irene Richardson; as well as two brothers, Albert Allen and Ashley Allen. Surviving immediate family members include his wife, Emily (Drake) Allen, whom he married on March 30, 1955, in Livermore Falls; one sister, Ethel Cross and her husband, Albert "Buster," of Sterling, Ala.; his daughter, Deborah Young and her husband, Douglas, of Pittston; one grandson, Troy Day, of Farmingdale; one granddaughter, Carrie Day and fiance Shaine Morris, of Waynesville, Mo.; step-great-granddaughter, Sasha Romney, of Waynesville, Mo.; great-granddaughter Aaralyn Beckim, of Augusta; along with several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Maine Veterans' Home of Augusta Hospice and for the exceptional care Chet received.
Family and friends are invited to visit from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at Kincer Funeral Home. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 28, at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 108 Maple St. Farmingdale.
Burial with military honors will be at 1 p.m. following the service at the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the
Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond.