Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Bill Dwayne Allen, 62, of Purdy, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in his home.

He was born June 12, 1950, in Wichita, Kan., the son of George Leon and Ola Ibanez (Walling) Allen. On May 23, 1982, in Wichita, Kan., he was united in marriage to Joyce Faye Allen, who preceded him in death on July 25, 2009. Also preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors include: one daughter, Alexandria "Allie" Allen and her husband, Joshua Thorpe, Sr., of Wichita, Kan.; one son, Lonnie C. Phelps, of Wichita, Kan.; and two grandchildren.

He grew up and received his education in Wichita, Kan. After graduating from high school, he moved to Austin, Texas, where he received his bachelor's degree. After moving back to Wichita, he worked as a medical lab technician for Newton Medical Center in Newton, Kan. In 2006, he moved to Purdy to make his home.

No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

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