Morris Orland Allen passed away Friday, June 6, 2008, at the age of 79, at St. John Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He died of natural causes. He had resided near Weaubleau, Mo., with his wife of 53 years, Edna Mae Allen.
Morris Orland Allen was born July 28, 1928 near Newkirk, Okla., the firstborn of McKinley Allen and Inez Beatrice Allen.
The family later moved to a farm near Mound City, Kan. He grew up helping his father on that farm. He graduated from Mound City High School in 1945.
Morris served in the United States Air Force from 1948 to 1952, during the Korean Conflict. He was promoted to staff sergeant by the time his service was completed.
After serving in the military, he returned home and resumed helping his father farm until he married Edna Mae Rigdon, November 25, 1955.
Morris was a family man above all else. He and Edna Mae raised four children.
After the service, Morris mostly worked as an airplane mechanic. He worked for many airline industry companies, including Central, Pan Am, Air Mod, Boeing, and finally 25 years with TWA in Kansas City. In 1990, Morris retired from TWA.
In 1990, the moved to a house on 40 wooded acres near Weaubleau, Mo. During retirement, Morris had the opportunity to travel to many places with Edna, including Hawaii and Alaska.
Morris is survived by his wife Edna Mae, his four children, Helen, Susan, Mark and David; his 10 grandchildren, Jonathan, Jennifer, Kyle, Nicolette, Tiffany, Matthew, Zachary, Samuel, Eric and Austin, and his brothers Cleland and Ottis, and his sisters Vada and Joyce.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 10, at the Coffel Schneider Chapel, Mound City, Kan. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time. Contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association or the Disabled American Veterans. Interment will be in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Mound City, Kan. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.coffelschneider.com.
Arrangements: Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, Mound City, Kan.