Irene C. Allen

Irene C. Allen, 91, Peculiar, Mo passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018. A graveside service will be held at 12:30 PM, on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Leavenworth National Cemetery, in Leavenworth, KS. Irene was born March 5, 1926 in Kansas City, Mo to Orville and Lola (Williamson) Gaither.

Irene accomplished everything she set out to do. Among her many years in retail, were Katz Drug Stores of 18 years, Gasser Drugs in Shawnee KS, K-mart, and Venture. She also worked in the ship yards during WWII, as well as at the Whirlpool factory in Ft Smith AR. After retiring from all of that, her husband and she bought a Chicken Farm in Springdale AR, and while her husband was still working in his career at Kroger, Irene took care of the farm of 30,000 chickens at a time. Several times they honored her with the top spot in her group, and we were all proud of her. Irene would give you the shirt off her back. If she had anything that might make your life easier, she would gladly give or share with you. When Irene said she would pray for you, she meant it. Irene had may hopes and dreams, some did not come true, but her heart was always in the right spot. Her love of her family, animals, plants, flowers, and humor were always evident. Irene was the total package, loving, caring, honest, and fun. She did all this while being a wife and mother to 5 children.

Irene was preceded in death by her her husband James W. Allen, her siblings, her parents and one of her great-grandchildren.

She leaves behind her children; Rodney Allen of the home Peculiar, MO, JW Allen of KC, KS, Georgia Dringman of KC, KS, Mike Rouse and wife, Linda of Bethel Heights, AR and Ken Allen and wife, Ann of Rogers, AR, 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great- grandchildren.

Flowers will be accepted prior to the graveside, and Kamp’s Flowers, 8709 E. 63rd St., Kansas City, Mo 64133, (816) 356-6300 will deliver with no charge if you mention that you were recommended by Irene’s family. Memorial contributions are asked to a charity of your choice in Irene’s name.


  1. Rod on January 30, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    I may have lost my dance partner, but I have not lost my mom……. Dad and Mom are together and this makes me happy.

  2. BreeAna Irene Allen & Jaden Game Brady on January 30, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    I will forever miss you and Popa! You taught me kindness and the true meaning of family! You both also taught me the rewards of hard work! You’ll never be forgotten and I know you’ll be waiting for us all to join you two where we all belong! Love and kisses from down here! I know you two are dancing with the angels! You’re Granddaughter and Great Grandson!

  3. cheryl rome on January 30, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    I am so sorry Rod. Your in my prayers always.

  4. John Haroll (Belleair, Fl.) on January 30, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    My Dear Friend Rod,
    Sending thoughts for peace and healing your way. You were a devoted son and caregiver, be proud to have given her that gift in her final years.

  5. Kathy Gravitt on January 30, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    I am so sorry Rod. Sounds like she was a wonderful mom and friend. God bless you my friend.??

  6. Sharon Munday on January 30, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Rodney, I am sorry for your loss. You gave your Mom so much to be proud off. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Sharon Munday

  7. Denise Keefer on January 30, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Rodney, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful mother. I am so proud of you, taking care of both parents for many years and being such a wonderful son. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers ?
    Love you, Dee

  8. Joe Johnson on January 30, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Rodney I give you and your family my sincerest and heartfelt sympathy. Joe Johnson

  9. Kelly Dinkela on January 30, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    I miss you already. You will always and forever be in my heart and I in my thoughts. I know you and Grandpa are dancing with the angels now, and watching over my son Darrek, your great grandson. I know you will be watching over all of us, making sure we are always doing the right thing.. be at peace and keep your heart full of happiness. We love you Nawnee

  10. Laurie Annis on January 30, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Georgia, Rod, Gaynell, Kelly, grandchildren and family – what a wonderfully, beautiful tribute to Irene/Nani. You are all a beautiful reflection of her spirit. I am so very sorry for your loss. Love, Laurie

  11. Brenda Thomas on January 30, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    God has received another Angel. May your heart be warmed with the memories of your mother! I will be saying my prayers for you and your family to get through this time. Love you Rod!!!

  12. Dena Thompson on January 30, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Oh Rod I’m so sorry!!! Praying for you and your family at this sad time!!!

  13. Darlene Kruger on January 31, 2018 at 1:01 am

    Rod, I know what a great loss this is for you and I am so sorry. Your mom sounds like a wonderful person. I know your mom was truly blessed to have had you as her care giver for all these past years. My prayers for you and your family at this sad time.

  14. Sharon Lemmones on February 1, 2018 at 1:54 am

    So very sorry to learn of your loss. Keep in mind, she is enjoying a fullness of life we can only imagine. ??

  15. Judith Huntsucker on February 1, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Kelly and family,
    I am truly sorry for your loss. I feel as though I have missed something on this earthly plane by never meeting your Nonnie. I enjoy the snippets you tell. The picture used in the obituary and wonderful words, help bring such an insight to what a wonderful woman who has joined her husband in eternal love.
    Hoping that all the lovely, funny and ornery memories help you find comfort during this painful time.
    May God hold you close in your grief.

  16. Rod on February 9, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Still missing you

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