Curtis H. Alloway

September 24, 1920January 19, 2012

LTC Curtis H. Alloway (Ret.) of Kansas City, Missouri, died Thursday, January 19, 2012. He is survived by his three children: Patricia Clement (husband Ron) of Pittsburg, Kansas; Lee Alloway (wife Jan Hawn) of Falls Church, Virginia; and Gordon Alloway (wife Cyd) of Overland Park, Kansas. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Betty L. Alloway; one son, Wade S. Alloway; and his siblings, Merrill Alloway and Margaret Alloway Hightower. Curtis was born on September 24, 1920, in Camden, New Jersey, to Clarence and Audrey (Ivins) Alloway. He is a 1938 graduate of William Chrisman High School, Independence, and a 1942 graduate of the University of Kansas, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was also a member of ROTC and commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army in June, 1942. As a Company commander with the 35th Infantry Division in World War II, he earned the Combat Infantry Badge with star and was twice wounded and awarded Purple Hearts. He received two awards of the Bronze Star, as well as the Meritorious Service Medal, after service in the Korean War and Viet Nam. His tours abroad included four years in Germany and three assignments in Korea. Curtis earned a Master in Business Administration from George Washington University in 1969. After retiring in 1975 he remained active in the 35th Infantry Division Association, serving as its President from 1992-93. Curtis was also active in the Methodist Church, singing in the choir and serving as treasurer of two different congregations. In retirement Curtis was an active resident of Kingswood Senior Living Community, serving as the President of the Kingswood Residents’ Association. Curtis was a proud and loving husband, father and soldier who lived a life of integrity and sacrifice. He was an inspiration to his family, his Unit, and all who were blessed to be in his quiet presence. A visitation will be held at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri, on Monday, January 23, at 10:00 a.m., with funeral services to follow at 11:00 a.m. Full military honors will be rendered by the Fort Leavenworth honor guard. Final interment will be at Fort Leavenworth Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Kingswood Foundation. Condolences may be expressed at Arrangements under the direction of Mount Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, Kansas City, MO.


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Cheryl Quade

January 23, 2012

Cyd--my condolences to you and your family. While I did not know your father-in-law, I appreciate his service to our country.


January 23, 2012

I am grateful for the life of LTC Alloway. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

Janice Hawn

January 22, 2012

It was an honor and a privilege to have been around him. There were always interesting stories and ways of looking at things when he was near. I never saw him brighter than when his family was around, especially at Christmas. It was easy to see the pleasure on his face.