The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Meet Your Neighbor

by Shirley Linder, The Quill

Meet your neighbor Jake Allen, born and raised in Quincy, but now living at 1905 NCR 2980, Blandinsville.

His parents, Brent and Jana Allen still reside in Quincy. Brent grew up on a farm in Lima and was assigned to West Plains, MO when he worked for Moormans and there he met Jana who worked at the bank.

Jake has one brother, Justin Montgomery, of Normal, who is married to Becky (Turner) Montgomery. They are the parents of two children, Harrison and Parker.

Jake married Kellie McKeown on August 26, 2017 at the Fountain Green Presbyterian Church.

Kellie worked in the medical field for 10+ years and is currently a homemaker.

Jake and Kellie have four children, Lukas (9), Emmett (7), Natalie (2), and Samuel (10 months).

Jake graduated from Quincy High School in 2009, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville in 2013, and William Woods University in 2016 with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

He was a Product Specialist at Gardner Denver in Quincy from 2013 to 2018 and a Financial Analyst at CNH Industrial in Burlington, IA from 2018 to 2021.

Currently he and his wife Kellie operate the Allen Agency - Country Financial in La Harpe and service clients from their office at 600 W. Main Street.

The family attends the Fountain Green Presbyterian Church.

Jake has been a board member for the La Harpe School District for 3 years.

He has played guitar since he was 13 years old and also enjoys watching the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Kansas City Chiefs.

For the last few summers they have taken the children to Wisconsin Dells and stayed at the Wilderness Resort. He said, "It is a great place for the kids to enjoy indoor and outdoor waterparks and has turned into an annual summer tradition.

Jake said, "It is truly an honor to serve my clients out of my office in La Harpe. I chose to partner with COUNTRY Financial because they enrich the lives and communities where we are located. Kellie and I love our community and are so blessed with the opportunity to serve our neighbors each day. "