David George Allen, 81, of Kansas City, MO died January 3, 2013 in Scottsdale, AZ. Memorial Services will be held at McGilley State Line Chapel, Friday, January 18th, 5:00 p.m. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., prior to the service.
Dave was born in Seattle, WA. He moved to Oak Park, IL and graduated from Oak Park High School. He attended St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, before moving to Kansas City in 1951, when his father became pastor of St. Mark's Lutheran Church. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.S., in Business Administration, and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. As a Second Lieutenant in the Army, he attended flight school in San Marcos, TX and received his wings in 1955. After completing three years of active duty in Germany, he returned to Kansas City and retired from the Army Reserve with the rank of Captain. He became an agent with State Farm Insurance companies and built a large and successful agency. He was an agent with the company for 51 years, receiving many awards for outstanding production and service. He was a member of the Life Underwriters Association, the Missouri Alumni Association, and had been a board member of the Sons of the Revolution, and was a licensed pilot. He was active in youth activities such as Cub Scouts, AAU Swimming, and the Junior Tennis program when his children were growing up.
Dave is survived by his wife, Linda; his daughter and son-in-law, Sara Kathryn and Robert Nielsen of Houston; his son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Leah Allen, of Honolulu; a brother, Ret. Col. John E. Allen and his wife, Glenna of Dayton; his sister, Margaret Allen and her husband, Dr. James Hunter of Philadelphia; and three grandsons, Trevor Thomas Allen and Tyler David Allen of Honolulu and Michael Allen Nielsen of Houston, step-daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Robert White of Blue Springs, MO; step-son and daughter-in-law, Grant and Sarah Shelnutt of Kansas City, MO; and step-grandchildren, Audrey and Hayden White. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Kathryn Nelson Allen in 2001. Memorial contributions may be made to Autismspeaks.org