Sidney “Doc” Allen Korn

Sidney Allen Korn, 79, commonly known as “Doc,” died February 17, 2023. He was born March 19, 1943 to Thomas and Mildred Korn. He attended Wyandotte High School, where he ran track, and then Kansas State University. He moved to Los Angeles and Cleveland and returned to Kansas City in the 1990s.

Doc was bright, witty and intellectually curious. He made his living as a handyman and painter, and he brought to his work and to life itself integrity and creative flair. He enjoyed good food, good conversation and good coffee. He was an often-entertaining raconteur and always an individual. His friends will miss his humor, his loyalty and his acute observations.

He leaves siblings Arthur, Patricia and Marsha, and sons Daniel and Jonathan.

A celebration of his life will be held on March 19, his 80th birthday, at 2 p.m. at Billie’s Grocery, 3216 Gillham Road.


  1. Loralea Clark on March 12, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    Thank you, for all your hard work, and taking care of my home. I will miss you alot and again thanks, all you did for me.

  2. Sarah Dougherty on May 13, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    You were a good friend. Thanks for all the great conversations and laughs.

  3. Blue McNiel on June 4, 2023 at 6:52 pm

    I lived nextdoor to Doc for many years. He was a character and friend. I’m so sad to hear of his passing. He and I chatted daily when it was gardening weather. He had good stories. I’ll miss him.

  4. Jeremiah Thomas Avery Korn on April 18, 2024 at 10:23 pm

    I wish I had the chance to meet you and get to know you. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. My prayers go out to family and friends.

  5. Geoffrey W Rose on May 5, 2024 at 5:26 pm

    One of my 2 favorite older cousins along with Gordon Hillegas.Sidney Allen named after my father George Sidney Rose and Granny Rose’s brother. He would always talk to me when I called him. Miss him! Died on Mom’s birthday exactly a week before my brother Greg passed. RIP Sidney Allen.

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