LA BELLE, Mo. -- Allen Victor Catron, 70, of LaBelle, went to be with the Lord Saturday (July 5, 2014) at his home north of LaBelle. Allen passed away peacefully after a courageous two-year battle with cancer that inspired others and brought glory to God. He was born Sept. 7, 1943, in Des Moines, Iowa, a son of Henry Wesley and Vera Katherine Clark Catron. Allen will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Debby, of 25 years. They were united in marriage on July 31, 1989. Allen received his education in Lewistown where he graduated from high school. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1963 to 1965. Allen was employed for several years as a water plant operator and supervisor in Brunswick, Canton, Edina and LaBelle. He was an active member of First Baptist Church in Ewing, a member of LaBelle Masonic Lodge 222 A.F. & A.M. and a member of LaBelle Eastern Star 316. Allen enjoyed gardening, the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Surviving are his wife, Debby, of LaBelle; five children, David Catron and wife, Tracy, of Rhoades, Iowa, Lisa Catron Grimm of Bayonne, N.J., Steven Hughes of St. Joseph, Dennis Hughes and wife, Amy, of Osceola, Iowa, and Aleesha Catron Roach and husband, Austin, of Hannibal; one sister, Marie Whiteley and Neil Stice of Lewistown; one brother, Martin Catron of Lewistown; 10 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Allen was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Marilyn Norris; and an infant brother, Milford Catron. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, in the Coder Funeral Chapel, LaBelle, conducted by the Rev. Tim Smith. Burial with full military honors will be in Mount Salem Cemetery, north of LaBelle, under the direction of Lewistown American Legion Post 578. Casket bearers will be Sam Leslie, Kevin Kelly, Carl Brightwell, Gus Stratton, Lindy Hamlin and Bob Glover. Honorary bearers will be Joe Cunningham, Marvin Swenka and the Lewistown Class of 1962. VISITATION: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 7, in Ewing Baptist Church. Masonic rites will be at 8 p.m. Monday in the church. MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Allen Catron may be made to the family. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Coder Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 151, LaBelle, MO 63447. ARRANGEMENTS: Coder Funeral Chapel, LaBelle. WEBSITE: www.hudsonrimerfh.com.
Coder Funeral Chapel - LaBelle
104 North Main St. Labelle, MO 63447
Published in Quincy Herald-Whig on July 7, 2014