Archive for Thursday, November 18, 2004

David E. “Jack” Allen

1927-2004

November 18, 2004

Services for David E. "Jack" Allen, 77, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home in Topeka. Burial will follow in Onaga Cemetery, Onaga.
Mr. Allen died Monday, Nov. 15, 2004, at a Topeka hospital.
He was born April 8, 1927, in Horton, the son of David A. and Fern M. O'Dell Allen.
Mr. Allen served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a heavy equipment operator before he retired.
He married Rose Marie Graf on April 23, 1951, in Holton. She died Aug. 4, 1997.
A son, Steven E., died July 4, 1977, and an infant grandson died in 1968.
Survivors include two sons, Michael D. Allen and Theodore A. Allen, both of Topeka; three daughters, Ramona J. Bryant, Carbondale, Linda A. Finch and Rebecca J. Percival, all of Topeka; two brothers, Richard Allen, Topeka, and Jerry Allen, Stover, Mo.; five sisters, Vera Harrington, Emporia, Patricia Wells, Eudora, Joyce Davis, Billings, Mont., Mary Jo Huffstickler, Norfolk, Va., and Vickie Nichols, Lawrence; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and a rosary by Church of the Assumption will be recited at 7 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to American Cancer Society, sent in care of the funeral home, 800 S.W. Sixth St., Topeka 66603.

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