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Frank Patterson Allen II, 81

Frank Patterson Allen II, 81 of Sedalia passed away Friday, March 8, 2013 at Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia.

Mr. Allen was born in Omaha, Nebraska on May 8, 1931; he graduated from Pierce, Nebraska High School in 1949 and the University of Nebraska in 1953 with a Bachelor of Science degree and an accounting major.

Mr. Allen was married in 1952 in Stanton, Nebraska to Jean N. Petersen, who preceded him in death in 2010.

He has five children who survive him: Connie K. Allen of Brooklyn, NY; Frank P. Allen III of Houston, TX; Steven J. Allen of Sterling, VA; David T. Allen of Sedalia, MO; Jeffrey T. Allen of Hawi, HI and three grandchildren. He has one surviving sister, Sally Marshall of Phoenix, AZ, and one sister who predeceased him, Sue Herbst of Durango, CO.

Mr. Allen was a member of Acacia Fraternity and served in the U.S. Air Force as a 1st. Lt. and auditor during the Korean war. He lived and worked in Oscoda, MI, Norfolk and Lincoln, NE, Wichita, KS and Cleveland, OH before coming to Sedalia in 1967 as V.P. of Finance with Parkhurst Manufacturing Company. He worked for the City of Sedalia as Director of Finance from 1985 to 1994, when he retired.

Mr. Allen was a past member and Deacon of the Broadway Presbyterian Church, various state & local Associations for Retarded Citizens, Special Olympics, Protection and Advocacy for the Disabled, Noon Day Optimist Club, United Way, Salvation Army, Boy’s and Girl’s Club, SFCC Accounting Advisory Board, Traveler’s Protective Assoc. and the Missouri Municipal Finance Officer’s and Treasurer’s Association. In more recent years, he was a volunteer for the Red Cross at Bothwell Hospital, the Pettis County Emergency Management Agency Citizen’s Corp, the Pettis County Community Partnership RSVP, and was Vice President, past President and a member of the board of the Pettis County Board for the Developmentally Disabled from its inception and a member of other local and state organizations for the developmentally disabled persons.   Mr. Allen was active with several local and area motorcycle and ATV riding groups and he and Mrs. Allen rode their motorcycle regularly, traveling nearly 200,000 miles in most states, Canada, and Mexico. They also traveled extensively with local and area RV and travel groups, having visited all 50 states and 36 foreign countries on six continents. At the time of his death, he was an enthusiastic member of the Kansas City Miata sports car club. He was particularly proud and devoted to his entire family.

No public services are planned in Sedalia. Mr. Allen’s ashes will be spread in Hawaii where he and Mrs. Allen spent many memorable vacations. Donations in his memory may be made to the Center for Human Services in care of Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.

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