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Edwin Thomas "Tom" Allen, 71, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2013. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, August 19 at White Chapel Funeral Home with interment at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Gary Narr, Joe Armanees, Jerald Utt, Jerry Martie, Jerry Boone, Arty Lujin, Ray Rew & Basil Porter. Honorary Pallbearer will be Tom Ribaudo. Tom graduated from Northeast High School in 1960. From 1960 to 1963 he served in the U.S. Army with the 25th Infantry Division, stationed at Schofield Barracks in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 1967 he began work with Reckitt & Coleman (French's Mustard). After retiring June 6, 1995 with Reckitt & Coleman he began work with Signature Brands, LLC on June 7, 1995 and remained employed with them until he passed. Tom had enthusiasm for family and friends, the grocery business, his farm and quail hunting. Tom never knew a stranger and would talk with anyone. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin I and Edna Allen; sister, Barbara Ellis, and brother-in-law, Glenn Ellis. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Earline; son, Edwin Matthew 'Matt' Allen (Nickie), and grandchild, Edwin August 'Gus'; son, Paul Green; and daughter, Pam Inzerillo. Special thanks to NorthCare Hospice. Condolences for the family may be left at www.dwnwhitechapel.com (Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel Funeral Home, 6600 N. Antioch Rd., Gladstone, MO 64119, 816-452-8419) D. W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes, Cemeteries, Crematories 816-452-8419 www.dwnwhitechapel.com
Published in Kansas City Star on Aug. 18, 2013
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