US Navy

John Warren Allen

November 16, 1940 ~ November 9, 2021 (age 80)


John Warren Allen - age 80 of Polo, MO passed away Tuesday morning, November 9th, 2021, at Shirkey Nursing and Rehab in Richmond. John was born on November 16th, 1940, the son of William Raymond and Lillian Fontell (Herron) Allen in Salina, KS.  He was a 1958 graduate of Polo High School. On May 10, 1963, he was united in marriage to Barbara Dillman in Excelsior Springs, MO. John served in the United States Navy  from May 19th, 1958 until his honorable discharge on December 14th, 1962. John was a self-employed truck driver.  He was a member of the Polo Masonic Lodge #232 and was the Past Master.  John was also a member of the Polo American Legion Post #557 and had served as the Commander for two terms .  He was also a member of the Caldwell County Historical Society and the Polo United Methodist Church.  John never knew a stranger. He liked working on his semi and trying to be a farmer. John was a very patriotic person and supportive of his country. He also was an avid Chiefs and Royals fan. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. 

John was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Norma Kral, Frances Bates, Doris Lawson, Pat Sethman, Bette Allen, Phyllis Tucker, and a brother, William Allen.  Survivors include: wife, Barbara of the home; son, Danny (Tanya) Allen of Polo; daughter, Tracy Allen of Polo; sister, Mary (Alvin) Miller of Excelsior Springs; grandchildren, Christopher Allen of Polo, William Hall of Richmond, Ashley (Kirk) Magnuson of Wichita, KS, Danielle (Zach) Walker of Kittery, Maine, Jon Allen of Polo and 10 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other extended family members also survive.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Polo United Methodist Church or Shirkey's Hospice in care of the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Sunday, November 14th, 2021 at the Polo United Methodist Church.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM the evening prior (Saturday 11/13) at Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo. Friends may call after 11 AM Saturday at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will follow at Zimmerman Cemetery south of Polo. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo (660) 354-2214. Online guestbook at 

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November 13, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Stith Family Funeral Home - Polo
301 E. Elm St.
Polo, MO 64671

Funeral Service
November 14, 2021

2:00 PM
Polo United Methodist Church
600 Main St
Polo, MO 64671


Zimmerman Cemetery

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