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Linn County News

Published April 20, 2022


Jane Ellen Allcorn, 75, of Blue Mound, Kan., died on Monday, April 11, 2022, at her home following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Jane was born March 25, 1947, in Council Grove, Kan., to Clifford and Doris (Pearson) Crozier. She attended Osawatomie schools. On July 14, 1962, she married John William Allcorn at the Christian Church in Osawatomie, Kan. He preceded her in death on Aug. 10, 2016. Jane worked as a custodian for Jayhawk Unified School District 346 for many years and loved her job. She considered so many of the staff family. Jane had a genuine concern for the people in her life, helping in any way she could. Janie, as she was affectionately known, and John were members of National Street Rod Association (NSRA) and involved in car shows all over the area and loved meeting new people. Jane enjoyed taking care of others and while doing so treated them to many delicious meals and treats. She made the best Christmas candy ever, but her best kitchen creation was her wonderful cheesecake.

In addition to her parents and husband, Jane was preceded in death by one son, Adam Wade Allcorn, on Feb. 2, 2022; and one sister, Peggy Knapp. Survivors include one son, Andrew William Allcorn; two granddaughters, Mallory Meiwes and Hannah Wiswell; two great-granddaughters, Nema Rose Tripp and Finley Jo Meiwes; three great-grandsons, Renner Edward Meiwes, Chase Ray Wiswell and Colt Wade Wiswell; two brothers, Tom (Loretta) Crozier and Raymond (Sharon) Crozier; and one sister, Shirley Thomas.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2022, at the Blue Mound Federated Church, Blue Mound. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to service time at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Jane Allcorn Funeral Expense Fund, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box J, Mound City, Kan. 66056. Online condolences may be left at




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