John E. Allen, along with his twin brother, James, was born on April 23, 1928 in Kansas City, Kansas to Edward F. and Alice L. Allen. John passed away at St. Joseph Medical Center on April 6, 2011. Services for John will be at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri at1:00 p.m. Monday, April 11, with visitation one hour preceding the service. After graduating from Rosedale High School in 1946, John joined the U.S. Navy where he served on the USS Samar. He retired in 1992 from Schutte Lumber Co. where he was a dealer sales representative. Previously he was the manager of the Stanley Lumberyard in Stanley, Kansas and had spent over 40 years in the lumber industry. He was a member of Colonial Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his son Jeffrey Craig Allen in 2000, his parents, and his three brothers. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara; son Clayton and his wife Rosemarie; daughter-in-law Nan Allen Gunn and her husband Patrick; sister-in-law Doris Allen; and several nieces and nephews. "Pops" is also survived by his dearly beloved grandchildren Blake and wife Evan, Grant, Tara, Clayton, and Jimmy. The family thanks Drs. David Galbreath, Timothy Blackburn and Cosmo Caruso for the care they have given John. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude Children's Hospital, PO Box 810, Memphis, Tennessee 38101-9087. Condolences may be made at www.mtmoriah-freeman.com. Arrangements under the direction of Mount Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home in Kansas City, MO.
Arrangements under the direction of Mount Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, Kansas City, MO.