In Memory of

James Lee Michael Allen

November 8, 1927 - June 5, 2024


James Lee Michael Allen, 96, died in his home in Overland Park, KS on June 5, 2024.  He was born on November 8, 1927, in Kansas City, MO, the son of Thomas Edward and Irene Philomena (Farrell) Allen.

He grew up in Kansas City, was a member of the first graduating class from Bishop Hogan High School and attended Rockhurst College before joining the US Navy during WWII.  In 1950, he was drafted into the US Army during the Korean War and served at Ft. Leonard Wood.  After his discharge from the Army in 1952, he enrolled at St. Benedict’s College in Atchison, KS where he earned his BA in History and Political Science.

During this time, he met and married Mary Lou Waldman in 1954.  During their 48 years together, prior to Mary Lou’s passing, they had 7 children, 13 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.  He retired from Ford Motor Company in Claycomo, MO after 21 years service in 1988.

He was a longstanding member of P3 AA group who helped many individuals with their addictions.  He was also a longtime member of St. Regis parish in south Kansas City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, all 6 siblings, his wife, and his son Timothy William.  He is survived by his children Mike (Kathy) Allen, Pat (Dan) Simmons, Sharon (Bill) Yeado, Tom (Julie) Allen, Peggy (Pete) Berney, and Colleen (Ken) Hickey.

Visitation will be at Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd St., Lee’s Summit, MO on June 11, 2024, from 11 – Noon.  Internment to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 7601 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO.  Contributions in memory of Jim may be made to


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Peggy and Family:
Please accept our sincere condolences.
Mr. Allen will be missed but never forgotten.
He was a true delight to be around. I enjoyed the many “deep” conversations we shared.
Breakfast at The Ranch. Sitting in his family room enjoying his company. His kindness in church.
His beautiful smile will be greatly missed.

Kim Halil

To the Allen Family,
Please accept our sincere condolences. We are really going to miss Jim, he has been a part of our lives for many years. He was a treasure to listen and learn from. We will always have wonderful memories of going to the Ranch every Sunday after church. Rest in peace, we will see you again one day, save us a table..


Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Tuesday, June 11, 2024
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Celebration of Life
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063