Farming Rural 18

C. Sherman Allen

December 15, 1954 ~ February 12, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old

C. Sherman Allen Obituary

C. Sherman Allen, Conneaut Lake, Sadsbury Twp. passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 12, 2024.  He was 69. 

Sherman married Arvilla Baird in the Youth Show Arena at the Crawford County Fair on August 22, 2010.

Sherman graduated from Conneaut Lake High School in 1972, worked on the family dairy farm, attended Penn State University, and graduated from the Reppert School of Auctioneering in 1976.

In 1989, he formed C. Sherman Allen Auctioneer & Associates.

Sherman began hauling livestock at 16 years of age while running the fair circuit showing swine and continuing as a 4-H member, 4-H leader, and Chairman of the 4-H & Open Swine Departments at the Crawford County Fair. He has been a member of the Crawford County Fair Board since 1992.

Sherman was elected Crawford County Commissioner serving two terms between 2008-2015.

Sherman volunteered his auctioneering services for the N.W. PA All Breed Calf Sale, 4-H FUND for Youth Auction, 4-H Cheese Yield Auction and 4-H & FFA Market Livestock Sale, Etc. He has been a buyer of livestock at the Crawford County Fair since 1978.

Sherman has received many awards and recognitions over the years; Crawford County Counsel of Farm Organizations Ag Industry Award, Auctioneer of the Year, Bid Calling Champion, President of the PA Auctioneers’ Association and PAA Hall of Fame Inductee, Etc.

Sherman was a member of the Conneaut Lake Kiwanis, Conneaut Lake Lions, Conneaut Lake Area Business Association, Conneaut Lake & Linesville Historical Society, Lakeland Grange, IOOF Odd Fellows, Atlantic Grange,  Family Community Christian Association, lifetime member of National Auctioneers’ Association, PA Auctioneers’ Association, N.W. Chapter of PA Auctioneers’ Associations, District Fair Association, PA Sunshine Breeders, PA Hog Association, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, Crawford County Farm Bureau, Farm-City Day Committee, Crawford County Council of Farm Organizations, Pennsylvania Fair Association, and was involved in numerous other organizations.

Sherman enjoyed playing the role as “Santa Claus” at local events and riding the firetruck into town. He supported local fire departments, the Amish community, the Salvation Army, and Shriner’s, and served meals at the FCCA on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Sherman is survived by his wife Arvilla; his stepdaughter, Tracy (Brad) Murdock, Atlantic; three sisters, Barb Rader, Butler, Bonnie Allen, and Jennifer Campbell, Conneaut Lake; two brothers, Philip (Dolly) Allen and Leslie (Jany) Allen, Conneaut Lake; a granddaughter, Savannah Murdock and many nieces and nephews as well as many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J. Rodney and Mabel (Bollis) Allen, and brothers-in-law, Harold Rader and James Campbell.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at the Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 3223 Perry Hwy., Sheakleyville with Pastor Joy Mumford and Pastor Larry Miller co-officiating.  Sherman will be laid to rest at the Lakeview Cemetery, Conneaut Lake.  A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, February 16, 2024, from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM. and on Saturday from Noon until 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for the creation of the “C. Sherman Allen Scholarship” Payable to: Crawford County 4-H FFA Livestock Sale, 1099 Morgan Village Road, Suite A., Meadville, PA 16335.

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February 16, 2024

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
3223 Perry Hwy P.O. Box 195
Sheakleyville, PA 16151

February 17, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
3223 Perry Hwy P.O. Box 195
Sheakleyville, PA 16151

Funeral Service
February 17, 2024

1:00 PM
Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
3223 Perry Hwy P.O. Box 195
Sheakleyville, PA 16151


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