Paul W. Allen

A cremation is planned for Paul W. Allen, 55, Lawrence.
Mr. Allen died Friday, Aug. 21, 2009.
He was born Aug. 21, 1954, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of William Ira Sr. and Ruby Ellen Paxton Allen. He graduated from Wellsville High School in 1972.
Mr. Allen grew up in Wellsville and later lived in Ottawa prior to moving to Lawrence in 1997. He was a dispatcher at Bones Trucking in Ottawa for five years.
He married Rhonda Shields on April 24, 1975, in Richmond. They later divorced.
Survivors include a daughter, Stacey Allen, Ottawa; two sons, Clint, Princeton, and Ben, Lawrence; and a brother, William Ira Jr., Linwood.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Dengel and Son Mortuary in Ottawa.
The family suggests memorials to Paul Allen Memorial Fund, sent in care of the mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, KS 66067.
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