Obituary of James A. Allen
James A. Allen, 91, departed this life Tuesday. February 8, 2022. He was born March 1, 1930 in Doniphan, MO to the late Edward and Mary Lee (Murray) Allen.
James served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Oak Grove Church of God. James had worked in the timber. He liked to relax with a game of checkers or playing his guitar.
On September 30, 1950, James married Bonnie Steele. She preceded him in death on July 2, 2021. Also preceding him in death were his sisters, Anna Adams, Bertha Friar, and Etta Rainbolt, and his brothers, Charles, Lawrence, and William Allen.
Surviving are his children, Jim T. (Jeannie) Allen of Poplar Bluff, Karen (Danny) Anderson and Diana (Ronnie) Kindrick both of Doniphan; a sister, Grace Headley; a brother, George Allen; seven grandchildren, Brad Allen, Amanda Allen, Heather Allen, Jeffrey Anderson, Rebecca Anderson, Jennifer (Chris) Vermilion, and Amber (Keith) Ferrell; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild, Laylie Lynn.
Visitation will be in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, February 11, 2022 beginning at 10:00 a.m. with the funeral service to follow at noon with full military honors. Brother Danny Miller will be officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.