Margaret McQueen-Allen

Margaret McQueen-Allen of Raytown, Missouri passed away Tuesday January 28, 2014 after a nearly one-year battle with cancer.  She was 52 years old.  Services in Kansas City will be held on Saturday February 1 at One Spirit United Methodist Church (7900 Blue Ridge Blvd. Kansas City, Missouri) with visitation at 10 and the memorial service at 11 with lunch to follow.  A service will also be held on Wednesday February 5 at Northglenn United Methodist Church (1605 W 106th Ave. Northglenn, Colorado) at 11 am with lunch to follow for Maggie’s friends and family in the Denver area.

Mrs. McQueen-Allen was born on May 10, 1961 in Kingston, New York to Bertrum and Betty McQueen, who both died when Maggie was young, along with a twin sister, who also died when they were young.  She attended Kingston High School and graduated in 1979.  After high school and earning an associates degree, Maggie attended chef school and worked briefly for an adopted mom who had taken Maggie under her wing when Maggie’s mom passed.  After that, Maggie worked in personal lines and construction insurance, with jobs that took her to the Boston area for a few years, and some college in Minnesota.  After living in Boston for a few years, she moved to the Denver area where she met her future husband Rob while they worked at a restaurant together.  After dating for a few years, Rob and Maggie were married on August 5, 2000 at Northglenn United Methodist Church.  Maggie went to Colorado School of Healing Arts in Denver so she could follow her passion of becoming a Massage Therapist.  She owned a business in Arvada, Colorado with a wonderful friend from Massage school.  She and Rob moved to Kansas City in 2003 for Rob to attend seminary, and they bought a house in Raytown Missouri in 2007.  Maggie taught massage therapy at Heritage College in Kansas City, as well as practicing massage at Adjust4Life chiropractic in Lee’s Summit.  Maggie was able to develop close relationships with her students and clients that were truly special, and in those relationships she helped people turn their lives around by mentoring them through difficult times in their lives.  To Maggie, teaching massage was more than just about the art of massage therapy – it was about how to be a great person who loves others, loves God, and is ready to serve others.

Maggie was diagnosed with cancer in March of 2013, and had to leave the jobs she loved in order to receive treatments.  After suffering a massive stroke in Lincoln, Missouri in December 2013, she was transported to St. Luke’s hospital in Kansas City, then returned to her home in Raytown, where she was visited by friends from all over the country either in person or via Skype or FaceTime on the computer.  Those last few weeks of her life were precious in remembering those who love her and whom she loved, and she never suffered greatly during those moments.

Maggie is a person who loves life, loves God and the mission that God gave to her, and she gave all that she had to serve others while witnessing to the love and grace and mercy God wants to give all people.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Lincoln or Hickory Chapel United Methodist Church or to a scholarship fund that is being created in Maggie’s honor through Heritage College, 4704 Harlan St. Denver, CO 80212.

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  1. Linda Filbern on January 30, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Maggie didn’t just believe the gospel, she lived it. A beautiful testimony.

  2. Roberta Allen on January 30, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I told Maggie when she and Rob were engaged that she would not be our daughter-in-law, she would be our daughter-in-love, She is a much loved daugher, sister and aunt to the family.

  3. Paige Stanfield-Myers on January 30, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    An incredible, meaningful life well-lived.

  4. Alma McConnell on January 30, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Thankful to have kmown Maggie. I will forever remember her pleasant smile and how she was so warm to all. Peace be with us all.

  5. Tiffany Luckey on January 30, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    This messeage of Maggie is incrediable. Maggie was a truly amazing women, God Bless Rob and Maggie’s loved ones.

  6. Rachel (Rae) Russell on January 30, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    May Your Memories Be A Source Of Comfort At This Time.

  7. Hannah Willden on January 30, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Thank you for your kind heart. I will never forget when you and Rob took my daughter in during her brother’s hospital stay in 2006. You will always be an angel to us.

    Love and miss you <3
    Hannah, Hosanna, Stephen and Jeremiah

  8. Jennifer O'Malley on January 30, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    It is rare to meet a true lady. Miss Margaret was a true lady.

  9. Kim Ross on January 30, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I’m so very thankful to have known Maggie and to have shared in ministry with her at One Spirit. In addition to helping with our Youth Ministry along with Rob, Maggie was our “power point guru” and spent many volunteer hours so that our worship would be enhanced. She was a truly gifted massage therapist who exuded compassion and healing energy.
    Maggie was a truly special human being who will always be remembered and missed. Rob, my prayer for you is that through the love of your friends and family in Kansas City and Denver in the coming days, you are comforted in knowing how many lives Maggie has touched and how much she will always be loved by all of us.
    your sister in Christ,

  10. Marlene Miller on January 30, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    May the presence of God be with you and the family now and in the future. May you lean into His arms to gather strength and peace. May your memories become gold. You are in many people’s prayers, including mine.

  11. Dee Leman on January 30, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    I feel so blessed to have Maggie in my life. Her spirit was always warm and soothing as well as her hands. So many wonderful gifts from this truly remarkable woman. Getting to know Rob has been an additional blessing and to witness their love for each other. God Bless all the friends and family of this incredible couple.

  12. Claudia Wyzard on January 30, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Words alone can not express the love I have for Margaret, and the bond we shared together. I am forever grateful for being one of her students of massage. She not only take me how to be an amazing massage therapist, but she helped heal my shattered heart. She taught me to be a much better loving person. She added color to my life of darkness. She will be physically missed but she will live on forever in spirit and in my heart. Thank you Margaret I love you.

  13. Annie Dillon on January 30, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Maggie was a beautiful woman and we are very thankful that she was brought into our lives. We enjoyed our visits with her on Sunday mornings and will miss seeing her smiling face at church.

  14. Laura Butcher on January 30, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    There are families that you are born into, and then there are families that you are meant to be part of. Upon joining the Butcher family, I was so very blessed to have Maggie as part of my extended family. Her caring soul and sweet smile will be remembered fondly and missed greatly.

  15. Emily McLeod Long on January 31, 2014 at 1:57 am

    What a privilege it was to know and love and work with Maggie for nearly a decade. She was a beautiful, kind, thoughtful, detail-oriented, caring person who strived for excellence in who she was and all she did. I will miss her quirky sense of humor, her love for the Lord, her joy despite the pain life brought her, and her glimmery smile from across the room. Much love to you, Rob. Know you are being prayed for hourly.

  16. Angel Reno on January 31, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Margaret was my mentor, my inspiration, and my friend. She is an amazing woman that taught massage therapy to so many adults, but not only did she teach it, she lived it, it was her passion. And she did it while showing her love for Christ. The love of Jesus radiated through her, from her smile to her warm hugs. Rob, I thank you for sharing Margaret (Maggie) with so many of us, many of our lives are forever changed because of this wonderful woman.

  17. Sue Feaster on January 31, 2014 at 8:44 am

    We were all blessed to have known Maggie and her love and caring. She will always be remembered by those who knew and loved her. God Bless you Rob.

  18. Mary Van Horn on January 31, 2014 at 11:17 am

    My heart goes out to you for your great lose. I remember Maggie’s smiling face and loving spirit even as we worked in sometimes trying times.
    God bless and be with you,

  19. Carol Murray on January 31, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Rest in Peace Maggie.
    I will always remember a very special lady whom came to Longview UMC with her hubby Pastor Rob.Her beautiful smile and loving personality stood out.Love and condolenses to you Pastor Rob.

    Carol Murray

  20. Eva Creydt Schulte on January 31, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    I am a better human being for knowing the lovely Maggie Allen. She filled the room with joy, perfect commentary, and a can do spirit. I am grateful to know and love both Maggie and Rob. Eva

  21. Denetra Milner on January 31, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    The time that we got to spend with Maggie was precious to us. She was always such a special presence in the church and my kids always talked fondly of both her and Rob. She was a beautiful person and is now a bright star in the sky, watching over us all.

  22. Heather Cunningham on January 31, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    May her family find peace

  23. Brandy Hosman on February 1, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Maggie was my massage teacher I will miss her, Rob my prayers are with you and yours family.

  24. Sarah Schofield Wimberley on February 1, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Rob, though Maggie and I only met once, I could tell she was the love of your life. I can’t imagine what you’re feeling but I’m praying that you feel surrounded by love and support. Blessings.

  25. Robert Taylor on February 3, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    I did not know Margaret very long, but in that short time we shared a love and passion for teaching and massage. From all the responses I have seen in various post and from conversation with the students we shared, Margaret did more than just teach them the material. She taught them to be passionate about everything in their lives and that they were all somebody special. She brought light to many and is going to missed, but the passion and love she shared will live on throught the hearts of all that she touched.

  26. Samantha on March 27, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    It has taken me a while to be able to read this. I personally have lost many people to cancer and my heart was not ready. Though i see everyday rob being strong and pushing through the passing of his wonderful wife and still enjoying life as she would have wanted him to do. We miss you mag’s. I was not able to make it to your funeral though i know you are still very much alive in my heart. Love you.

  27. Barbey Benedict on May 23, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    I can not believe I am just seeing this. Maggie was an amazing person. Words can not express the loss I am feeling right now. Though we had not spoken since last year, I would have never thought this was the reason why. Since graduating from her class at Heritage we had kept in touch. Though we could go months at a time without contact. This woman was my rock through so many hard times. She got me through school at times I thought I would never make it. She got me involved with the students, with whom I have made two lifelong friends. She taught me so much in the ways of spiritual healing.
    In class she always called me Hermione Jr…had to be Jr since she was the original 🙂 She always came to class with a smile and a laugh. She loved to use me as a test subject…even on the things I really didnt want to! (She did one heck of a chicken wing!)
    Maggie more than anything helped me develope the confidence I have in myself now. I entered Heritage a High School drop out with a GED and a failed attempt at Community College. I never thought I would be able to get through a degree. With her help not only did I get through that degree I graduated with the highest honors. Her teaching, coaching, pushing, and sometimes nagging got me to buckle down and graduate with a perfect GPA and Attendance.
    I love this woman more than words can express. I will miss her everyday.
    God Bless you Hermione Sr
    Love Always
    Hermione Jr

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