Obituaries

Obituaries

John Thomas Allen 1939 - 2007 Lawrence

A celebration of life memorial service for John Thomas Allen, 68, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. May 15 at Lawrence Funeral Chapel.Mr. Allen died Sunday, May 6, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born Jan. 15, 1939, near Winchester, the son of William A. and Rachel L. Edmonds Allen. He moved to Lawrence from Oskaloosa in 1983 to live at Residential Alternatives and entered Cottonwood Inc. for day services and community employment. He attended school in Larned.Mr. Allen worked on many dairy farms with his father and at Jefferson County Geriatric Center in Winchester. Survivors include three brothers, Marlin W. and wife Ella, La Cygne, Harold "Ray" and wife Wanda, Piper, and Russell E. and wife Linda, Osceola, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by a sister, Minnie M. Allen McAfee.The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until services May 15 at the chapel.The family suggests memorials to the Residential Alternatives Activity Fund, P.O. Box 3828, Lawrence 66047. They also may be sent in care of the funeral chapel.