Harold Allen 1935-2015
Harold E. Allen, 80, Topeka, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center.
He was born May 11, 1935, in Topeka, the son of Roy Thomas and Fern Burkett Allen. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1953. He also attended Faith Bible Institute for three years and graduated.
Mr. Allen served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, during both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He had worked for Furr’s Cafeteria as a cook and worked for more than 20 years at Walmart in Topeka. He also worked in the oil fields in Hays.
He was a member of North Rock Baptist Temple in Topeka.
He married Linda F. Brandon on Jan. 31, 1974, in Topeka. She survives.
Other survivors include a son, Timothy L. Genoble, Iola; three daughters, Tammy L. Aguilar, Berryton, and Michelle L. Eitel and Nichole H. Allen, both of Topeka; a sister, Carol Allen Pate, Cedar Hill, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dale Allen.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the North Rock Baptist Temple in Topeka. Burial will follow in Holton Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday evening at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton.
Memorial contributions may be made to North Rock Baptist Temple or VFW Flag Fund, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.