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Bill Dee Allen
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Birth: Feb. 23, 1917
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 2011
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

Bill Dee Allen
23 February 1917 - 27 January 2011

WEBB CITY, MO Bill Dee Allen, 93, of Joplin, Mo., passed away Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011.

Bill was born on Feb. 23, 1917, in Joplin to the union of Carl L. and Cleo F. Allen.

He was a resident of Joplin all of his life.

He served in the Pacific during World War II on the U.S.S. Baxter.

After returning from the war, he started a hamburger and ice cream drive-in at 3415 Main in Joplin. He and his wife started Allen Electric in 1947 at 3415 Main, Joplin, and later moved to 2026 Main, 2014 Main, 2016 Main and 111 W. 20th, its current location.

He was a member of the IBEW, Local 95, National Electrical Contractors Association, Fellowship Lodge 345, Scottish Rite Bodies, Abou Ben Adhem Shrine, and Bethany Presbyterian Church, all of which he was a member for over 50 years.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, working with his cattle on his ranch and traveling with his family.

He married Mary Louise "Babe" Sherwood on Aug. 24, 1941, in Joplin. She survives.

He is also survived by his daughter, Dee Lynn Aggus and husband Steve; grandson Spencer Aggus and wife Tammy; and great-grandsons Drew and Luke.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dick and Leyland; and sister Olive Brasch.

Funeral services for Bill Allen will be Monday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. at the Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary with Reverend Brock Watson and Rodney Peters officiating.

Burial will follow at the Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.

A visitation will be held Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m. at the mortuary.

Those honoring his life by serving as pallbearers are Richard "Butch" Allen, R.E. Smith, Stan Newby, Jim Goodknight, Patrick Goodknight, Steve Aggus and honorary pallbearer Bill Starmer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or Bethany Presbyterian Church care of the mortuary.

Both sites have his photo.

The Joplin Globe
Saturday, January 29, 2011


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Joplin (map) Jasper County
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Name Birth Death Age Last Address of Record Last Benefit Issued By

ALLEN, CLEO 24 Mar 1895 - Jan 1978 82 64801 (Joplin, Jasper, MO) (none specified) Missouri

ALLEN, LEYLAND R 29 Jan 1921 - 25 Aug 1999 (V) 78 64804 (Joplin, Jasper, MO) (none specified) Missouri

ALLEN, RICHARD 15 Feb 1919 - Sep 1984 65 64850 (Neosho, Newton, MO) 64850 (Neosho, Newton, MO) Missouri

BRASCH, OLIVE A 10 Nov 1914 - 22 Feb 1997 (V) 82 64801 (Joplin, Jasper, MO) (none specified) Missouri

BRASCH, FLOYD R 27 Apr 1915 - 28 Aug 1992 77 64801 (Joplin, Jasper, MO) (none specified) Kansas

BOWERS, MYRTLE M 10 Nov 1911 - 04 Oct 1992 80 75040 (Garland, Dallas, TX) (none specified) Missouri

BOWERS, HARRY 15 Aug 1913 - Dec 1986 73 75040 (Garland, Dallas, TX) (none specified) Missouri

Family links: 
  Carl Lee Allen (1892 - 1955)
  Cleo F Allen (1189 - 1978)
  Mary Louise Sherwood Allen (1921 - 2012)*
  Olive A Allen Brasch (1914 - 1997)*
  Bill Dee Allen (1917 - 2011)
  Richard G. Allen (1919 - 1984)*
  Leyland Richard Allen (1921 - 1999)*
*Calculated relationship
Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: W1/2 of Sec 4, Blk 4, Lot 7, Space 5
Created by: Orlena
Record added: Jan 29, 2011
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Bill Dee Allen
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- Renae🌹
 Added: Mar. 11, 2015
Bill was my First Cousin and Brother in Masonry. He was a good man. May he Rest in Peace!
- Ronald L. Raymond-Joplin, Mo.
 Added: Nov. 13, 2012
World War II on the U.S.S. Baxter
- Juanita Sloan Lowrance
 Added: Aug. 29, 2012
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