Timothy Allen 1953-2022

Timothy Allen 1953-2022

Timothy Walter Allen, 68, Valley Falls, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, after succumbing to injuries from a workplace accident.

Tim was born Dec. 21, 1953, in Topeka, the son of Richard (Dick) and Margaret Allen.

He attended school in Dillon, S.C., spending his early years between Kansas and South Carolina.

Tim married Kristin Harden on Oct. 4, 1991, at the Valley Falls Christian Church. Together they built a life for themselves and their family in Valley Falls.

He was a painter and a carpenter. He worked many jobs over the years, including for Haul-Mor Inc., Dana Kientz Painting, Holsapple Mudjacking, Senne Construction and Kearney and Son Construction, retiring in 2015.

He was a hard worker, building much of his family home and that of his son’s family in recent years. He crafted everything from the picture frames on the walls to the horse barn in the pasture for his wife’s beloved horses. Most recently, he was constructing a wood shop for himself, which remains unfinished. 

Tim enjoyed the outdoors, carpentry, travel and spending time with his family and friends. He was always willing to lend a helping hand.

Tim leaves behind a grieving family, including his wife, Kristin, of the home; a son, Christopher (Holly) Allen, Valley Falls; a daughter, Amber (Griffin) Copeland, Lawrence; four grandchildren, Charlotte, Echo, Wilder and Raymond, with another granddaughter on the way; a brother, Blaine Allen, Valley Falls; a sister, Mary (Dean) Lederer, Valley Falls; and many cousins and friends, who will miss him dearly.

A celebration of Tim’s life will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at Kearney and Son Construction, Valley Falls. All are welcome to attend.

Cards of condolence or memorials to Jefferson County Humane Society may be mailed to Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Valley Falls, Kansas 66088. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com


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