Linn County News
Published March 1, 2023
Jim was the third child born to M. Ward and S. Jean Lindsey Allen on Aug. 10, 1951. He passed away Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023.
He attended high school at La Cygne Rural High in La Cygne, Kan. He graduated in 1969 and attended college at Fort Scott Community College, Fort Scott, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ward; his mother, Jean; and his brother, Bill. He is survived by a son, Rocky Allen (Tabitha); three daughters, Kerry Akes (James), Jamie Schomaker (Ron), and Tammy Allen (Colby); a brother Vaughn (Nancy); sisters, Mitzi (Pat) Coe and Cheri (Chuck) Dunlop; a sister-in-law, Brenda Allen; three step daughters, Kristie Jo Clearwater, Rhealeti Mitchell, and Crystal Berry; and eight grandchildren, Tommy Nickell Jr., Samantha Lamb, Trent Allen, Cody Allen, Ella Schomaker, Case Schomaker, Cody Wyrick, and Clayton Wyrick.
Jim loved the farm and farming life. He had a keen awareness to the land, the health of the animals and an intensity to take care of both. He worked a great deal with his dad in a farming operation in the late 60s, and then partnered with his brother Vaughn in a custom hay operation, Allen Brothers. They invested in modern equipment and put up hay all over the county and did well with hard work and the guidance of their father. This operation funded cattle and land enjoyed by both boys. In 1971, they purchased their Grandad’s farm north of La Cygne. In his younger days, Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing. He liked to garden, mow the yard, and ride horses.
Later, from the encouragement of his brother Bill, Jim started employment with GM assembling cars at the plant in Fairfax, Kansas City. He spent the greater portion of his life at this plant until he retired and spent his post GM years in Pleasanton on his farm and the surrounding areas.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2023, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory Pleasanton Chapel. A private family graveside will be held at Jingo Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Ray of Hope, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 525, Pleasanton, Kan. 66075. Online condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com.
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