Marvin Allen, 73, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., died Tuesday afternoon, June 19, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.

Marvin Allen

He was born October 1, 1944, in Windsor, Mo., the son of Gilbert Neal Allen and Erma Johnetta (Rathburn) Allen. On June 12, 1965, at the First Christian Church, Windsor, he married Susan Lee Hughes and they were the parents of a daughter, Lesli Jo.

Marvin worked at Armco Steel in Kansas City for a number of years until 1981. Prior to his work injury and after as he was able, he was very active and enjoyed playing volleyball, water and snow skiing, hunting, and traveling on his motorcycle. In retirement he enjoyed taking computer classes at Longview Community College. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Windsor, and the Windsor Masonic Lodge #29.

Survivors include a daughter, Lesli Jo Allen and her husband Charles “Tuck” Thompson, Phoenix, Arizona; a granddaughter, Dakota Lee Thompson, Phoenix, Az.; 4 cousins, Keith Craig, Kansas City, Mo.; Dottie Hancock, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Joye Mullins, Kansas City, Mo.; and Marla Christy, Turner, Kansas. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a cousin, Jim Ferguson.

Graveside services will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2018, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, with Rev. David Mills officiating. The family suggests contributions to the First Christian Church or the Laurel Oak Cemetery and contributions may be left in care of the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Condolences may be left online at