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Bob Allen

Robbins D. (Bob) Allen, passed at Main Street Villa, Cheney, KS on September 22, 2017.  Bob was born September 4, 1921 in Seneca, Kansas to Paul and Merle Allen.  He moved to Arkansas City when he was entering high school where he met the love of his life Joyce Downey.  He attended Illinois College and before his senior year, he voluntarily enlisted in the Army Air Force.  After receiving his degrees in economics and history, he trained as a WWII pilot flying missions with the 91st  Troop Carrier Squadron in France and Germany.  After the war, he reconnected with Joyce and they were married.  Bob went back to school and received his degree in education.  Bob and Joyce and their children moved to Potwin, Kansas in 1950 where he began his teaching career.  In 1963, he became superintendent of the newly formed Remington USD206 where he served in this position for 24 years until his retirement in 1987.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce and daughter Kaye (Allen) Helmke.  He is survived by his children Paul (Rachel) Allen, Nancy Allen Lindt (Curtis Lindt), and Monty Allen (David Reinsch).  In addition, he leaves twelve grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild

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Rest Robbins, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.

Harry Simpson Sep 24 2018 12:00 AM

My condolences to the Allen family. Both your parents were delightful people. Your mom was always so up beat and friendly. Your dad was great fun as well. He always came into our store with a smile and good conversation. They are greatly missed.

John Lasater, Albuquerque, NM Sep 29 2017 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to see the passing of a great guy and express our deepest sympathy.
His pleasant disposition made him a great leader as superintendent of Remington school district. I (Lou) had the privilege of experiencing his good sense approach while teaching at Remington. Joyce worked as a bookkeeper for Jim so we always enjoyed them both at the Christmas parties. Bob touched many lives - students and teachers. We always remember his pleasant smile. We are sorry we cannot attend his service due to an important family event in Missouri. Our thoughts will be with you as you remember this outstanding man. Blessing to all the family. Jim and Lou

Jim and Lou Clennan Sep 29 2017 12:00 AM

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A FEATHERY PALM PLANT was sent by Jason Mottin & Family on September 27, 2017

Expression of Sympathy Sep 27 2017 12:00 AM

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Monty, I am very sorry for your loss. Wishing Gods grace to you and you family Matt McFarland

Expression of Sympathy Sep 27 2017 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers go out to Nancy, Monty, Paul and the entire legacy of family members of Bob and Joyce. Growing up in Potwin, Bob had a very profound impact on my life as a boy and adult.

Andy Parker Sep 26 2017 12:00 AM

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A FEATHERY PALM PLANT was sent on September 26, 2017

Paul and family: Laurie and I offer condolences and prayers as you celebrate the remarkable life of your father. May God provide comfort during these difficult days. Forrest and Laurie Gossett

Expression of Sympathy Sep 26 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. R. D. was a wonderful neighbor as well as a great superintendent of our schools. Condolences from all of the Harms kids, Kent, Cindy, Eric, and myself.

Teresa Harms Kastendieck Sep 26 2017 12:00 AM

Paul & Rachel, sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Loving memories last a lifetime. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. Sandy Carpenter

Sandy Carpenter Sep 26 2017 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry for your loss. R. D. was a well loved and respected man. Sending prayers and heartfelt thoughts to his family.
Robert and DeVesta

Robert and DeVesta Young Sep 25 2017 12:00 AM