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Merrell "Dean" Allen
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Birth: May 9, 1923
Wilson County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 2011
Taney County
Missouri, USA

Merrell “Dean” Allen, 87, Lawrence, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar in Lawrence, Kansas.

He was born May 9, 1923, in Neodesha, Kansas. His parents were Norris T. and Maurine O. Hunt Allen. He attended schools in Madison, Kan., and graduated from Madison High School in 1941. During World War II he served in the South Pacific as a naval aviator. Later he served as a flight instructor at Pensacola Naval Base during the Korean Conflict.

He worked as an air traffic controller in Kansas City, Kansas. He owned and operated Allen’s News and Dean’s Books in downtown Lawrence for more than 40 years. He was a member of Dorsey-Liberty Post 14 of the American Legion, Lawrence.

He married Betty Jeanne Griffith on June 3, 1946, in Lawrence.

Other survivors include two sons, a daughter, 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Robert Allen.

Abstracted from obituary for Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. 
Family links: 
  Norris Thomas Allen (1898 - 1975)
  Maurine Oliver Allen (1900 - 1968)
  Robert E Allen (1920 - 1948)*
  Merrell Allen (1923 - 2011)
*Calculated relationship
Memorial Park Cemetery
Douglas County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Linda Dorei Jones
Record added: Aug 03, 2011
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Merrell Dean Allen
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Merrell Dean Allen
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- Linda Dorei Jones
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