|Birth: ||Oct. 24, 1921|
|Death: ||Oct. 27, 1955|
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CLINTON EYE, Clinton, MO, Tuesday, November 1, 1955..
Wayne Allman Is Victim Of Highway Accident
State Highway Patrolman Wayne W. Allman, 34, assigned to the Clinton area and a resident here the past five years, suffered fatal injuries at 3:50 p.m. Thursday when he swerved his car to avoid a broadside and head-on collision which resulted in his car rolling down Highway 35, just east of the junction of the highway with County Road "B" which turns into Creighton.
He died at 5:15 p.m., at the Clinton General Hospital where he was taken in the futile hope something could be done for him. It was a strange coincidence that the highway he pledged to keep safe for all motorists was the source of his own destruction.
Patrolman Allman was driving toward Clinton, having received a call to an accident three miles south of Deepwater on Highway 13, in which Henry Clay Davidson of Jackson County and Mrs. Blanche Rakes of Kansas City, KS, were involved when their car failed to make a curve. Both were taken to the Clinton General Hospital where the man's condition is still serious. Mrs. Rakes suffered minor injuries.
Leonard Irle of the Highway Service Station said Allman approached the junction from the west and, upon topping the crest of the hill, where so many accidents have happened in the past, saw Cecil F. Page of Aaron, MO, making a left turn in his pickup truck across the eastbound lane. The trooper reportedly swung sharply to the left, cleared the pickup, but contact with the left from section of a westbound 1950 Plymouth four-door sedan, operated by Elvie J. Yoder of Garden City, ricocheted the patrol car to the right shoulder. Witnesses say in an effort to right the patrol car, it evidently went into a series of rolls down the highway but the profuse dust in the air obliterated it from view of the spectators. There was some debris on the north side of the highway some 69 feet from the Creighton marker sign at the intersection where, it is surmised, the rear of the patrol car struck the Plymouth.
The point were Allman lost a large amount of blood, at the north curbing near a water drainage outlet, was 285 feet from the intersection. It is thought the car possibly passed over his body before coming to a final halt.
Irle said he went immediately to the body and failed to find a pulse. He left Aaron Turner with the body and returned to the service station to make sure the ambulance and the Troop A headquarters at Lee's Summit had been notified. Upon his return to Allman, he said he found the trooper still alive.
Bill Dickey of the Atkinson & Dickey Funeral Home of Garden City drove Allman to the Clinton General Hospital in their ambulance. Delores O'Neal of Creighton, an employee of the same hospital who was returning home after shopping in Clinton, happened by the scene soon after the accident occurred and rode in the ambulance to Clinton, doing what she could for the fatally injured trooper.
Word was sent out by radio, telephone and word of mouth that type "O" positive blood was needed and there was an immediate response by a large number of citizens and fellow troopers. All efforts to save the beloved trooper were in vain, however, and he died an approximate 1 1/2 hours after the accident, while being given a blood transfusion, death resulting from a skull fracture and hemorrhaging. He also suffered a broken arm and wrist.
Wayne William Allman was born October 24, 1921, at Aurora, MO, one of two children of M.R. Allman and Marie Beyer Allman. He was reared in Aurora where he finished elementary and high school, then served two years in the U.S. NAVY.
July 3, 1940, Miss Wava Ruth George of Aurora became his wife and soon after he decided to become a state highway patrolman. Following the completion of his training, he was given his first assignment at Sedalia. In 1950 he was sent to Clinton for duty.
Mr. and Mrs. Allman and two sons, Gary 13, and George 10, lived at 304 Truman Ave., in Clinton, a happy congenial family appreciative of one another and all interested in doing for each other. For the survivors, in this great sorrow and loss, all hearts are touched.
Mr. Allman was a member of the Presbyterian Church and of the Masonic Lodge in Sedalia. He was a former Lions Club member and belonged to the American Legion.
Quiet and modest in bearing and manner, he made friends easily, with his genuine smile and equitable handling of all situations. He lived the strict code of the Missouri State Trooper and had the respect and cooperation of all officers with whom he dealt, as well as the public. Honest, honorable, courageous, Wayne Allman never shirked an assignment nor swerved from the line of duty as he saw it. His life, of great promise and assured success, leaves an empty place that will be very difficult to fill.
Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church Saturday morning. Pallbearers were 32 uniformed state patrolmen, both impressive and sad to see. The body was taken to Aurora for burial Saturday afternoon.
Surviving with Mrs. Allman and the two sons, Gary and George, are his parents, Montie Raymond Allman and Anna Marie Beyer Allman of Aurora; his sister, Mrs. Loraine Helen (Robert J.) Conner of Bartlesville, OK and their children, Leslie, Anita and Gayla Conner; his grandfather, William Beyer of Aurora; his wife's parents, Mr. & Mrs. Harvey L. George of Branson.
Montie R Allman (1897 - 1973)
Anna Marie Beyer Allman (1898 - 1984)
Wava Ruth George Allman (1921 - 2002)
Loraine Helen Allman Conner (1919 - 2009)*
Wayne William Allman (1921 - 1955)
MO COX USNR WWII
Maple Park Cemetery
Plot: Block 59 lot 6
Created by: Connie Stockton Schmidt
Record added: Apr 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35804516