Robert Lee Allen, 89, St Joseph, MO

Published 07/18 2014 09:10AM

Updated 07/18 2014 09:11AM

Robert Lee Allen, 89, St Joseph, MO passed from this life at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron, MO on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

Robert was born September 10, 1924 to Guy Thomas and Hattie “Pearl” (Hale) Allen in Bolckow, MO.

He Married Mable Maxine McCoy on August 24, 1946 and she preceded him in death in 2007.

Robert grew up in the depression and knew the value of hard work. It was not uncommon for him to have two or three jobs at a time to provide for his family. He worked at MFA Mill in St Joseph, MO for eighteen and a half years and Quaker Oats in St Joseph, MO for nineteen years. . He truly enjoyed the VFW Post 1668 in St. Joseph and the times he and Maxine had there. He and his family appreciated the care and attention provided by the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron, MO.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mable; 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

Survivors include three sons; Robert (Lori) Allen, Indianapolis, IN, Danny (Patty) Allen, James (B.J.) Allen both of St. Joseph, MO; one daughter, Diana (Kenneth) Bryson, Savannah, MO; two brothers, Bill (Doris) Allen, St. Joseph, MO, Gary (Elviana) Allen, Willow Brook, MO; one sister, Nancy (Al) Minnis, Belton, MO; 9 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Celebration of Life will be 2:00PM Friday July 18, 2014 at Gladden-Stamey Funeral Home in St. Joseph, MO; Visitation and family receiving at 1-2PM, Friday at the Funeral Home. Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.

Memorial donations are suggested to Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron, MO.

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