May Your Family Find Comfort During This Difficult Time. Matt. 11:28-30…Come to me, all YOU who are toiling and loaded down, and I will refresh YOU. Jesus offers to help us pull our load! We do not have to do it in our own strength. With My Deepest Sympathy,
Dear David, Kathleen and Michael,
I am sorry I could not accompany my parents to the funeral. I never know what to say in situations like this and so I have put off writing this all week.
Your Pop has been my father's best friend for 60 years and I thought perhaps you might find comfort in knowing how important your dad has been to my dad his entire life but especially the last few years. They spoke on the phone nearly every day since your mother passed away. I think at first to comfort your dad but in truth is was comfort to my dad because my Pop is failing too. His memory is full of holes and he is often confused. Somehow his lifetime of memories with your Pop and daily conversations has been an anchor for him. They talked about nothing, because that is what old friends mostly do. They didn't burden each other with their real problems but talked about fixing ceiling fans or lawn mowers or even proper tire pressure. When ever I speak to my dad, for many years now, the first thing he says is "I talked to my old buddy Bill Allen today. You remember him?" and I always reply "Yes Dad, Uncle Willie is unforgettable."
I am terribly sorry for your loss and pray for the peace and comfort of each of you every day.
Dear David, Kathleen, and Michael,
I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. I have fond memories of him and all of his siblings getting together at Catherine's home.Those were great times.Know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
So sorry to hear about your Dad's passing.Sorry I did not make either services because I didn't know.You know I would have been there. Both of your parents were always special to me.
Call me when you can. Love Ya!
I'm very sorry to hear of Bill's passing, but will always treasure his memory. I worked with him at BASF for 20+ years and valued his friendship.
I am sorry of Bill's passing, but, will always remember the many years of working with Bill at BASF in Wyandotte and listening to his humorous stories spoken with a little southern tone. He was a professional, hard working and could always be counted on to correct a problem and get the plant back to normal.
I'm sorry for this late response,but please know that I was truly saddened to hear of the passing of Uncle Billy. I remember he would always sit in the recliner at Aunt Catherine's house smoking a cigar or pipe. He always had a great laugh and big smile. Those gatherings are such cherished memories. The room was always filled with laughter and great stories when the Allen clan reunited. The next generation needs to try to continue these gatherings in spite of the miles that separate all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
My deepest sympathies on your lost. Uncle Billy was the best! He always had a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face, I knew at any moment he would add something funny to any story being told. We loved so much piling into the station wagon to go over and see the gang in Lee's Summit. You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you remember what a great man your father was, they are toasting in heaven!
Pat Allen Woodland Park, Colorado
We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I am sure all of the Allen's will be getting together in heaven to continue the "stories" that we all grew up on.
Tom Mossie, Janet Mossie
Mossie Cousins, Lee's Summit,MO
Our cousin Tom Allen has it exactly right and we, too, share many good memories of Billy and Peggy. We are so very sorry for your loss but know you will find comfort in God and in each other. Our Mother always called them Billy and Peggy, so that's who they always were to us but he was her little brother. To you, we know they were wonderful parents.
Carol Wilson, Tom Delaney, Kevin Delaney, and Barbara Bogosian
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Del Dukeshire, Steve and Sharon
Katie and Mike, so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers your way.
I'm very sad at the passing of Bill, He was my Manager and my mentor while working together at BASF Corporation. He was definitely a devout Catholic and he and Peggy raised their children to be good Christian Gentlemen and lady. I tried to stay in touch with him after he relocated to Greensboro and I made it a point to visit a couple of years ago. I'm glad I had the opportunity to spend a few quality days with him. I will miss him.
I will always remember Bill through his generous and unselfish ways. The first time I meet Bill was at a walk-thru during the construction of St. Pius Church. I was an employee of the construction company that built the church. I had an instant connection with Bill from that first handshake. He would take me to lunch on several occasions and always picked up the check. I remember one luncheon, he went to go use the restroom and I went ahead and paid the bill before he got back. Well I found out real fast that wasn't a good idea after he realized what I did. He never got mad but I could tell he didn't like it. Bill was a great person to be around and I will always have fond memories of him. Rest in peace Bill, your friend Doodle.
I have very fond memories of visiting Billy and Peggy, Catherine and Georgie and Mom Allen. I know why my siblings and I tend to be loud and enjoy a good laugh! I loved hearing their childhood stories, usually prompted by one of us kids! The house was loud with laughter as one story would lead to another! May God bless my cousins as they grieve the passing of their beloved father. May the pain give way to your many fond remembrances of your dad. I am sure our generation will go on to create our own unique stories which our children will cherish. Our parents instilled in us a great appreciation for family, even though we may not always see eye to eye. May we always look for those things that bond us together, and put less emphasis on that which may divide us! Love, Tom Allen