David George Allen

November 12, 1931January 3, 2013

David George Allen, 81, of Kansas City, MO died January 3, 2013 in Scottsdale, AZ. Memorial Services will be held at McGilley State Line Chapel, Friday, January 18th, 5:00 p.m. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., prior to the service. Dave was born in Seattle, WA. He moved to Oak Park, IL and graduated from Oak Park High School. He attended St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, before moving to Kansas City in 1951, when his father became pastor of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.S., in Business Administration, and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. As a Second Lieutenant in the Army, he attended flight school in San Marcos, TX and received his wings in 1955. After completing three years of active duty in Germany, he returned to Kansas City and retired from the Army Reserve with the rank of Captain. He became an agent with State Farm Insurance companies and built a large and successful agency. He was an agent with the company for 51 years, receiving many awards for outstanding production and service. He was a member of the Life Underwriters Association, the Missouri Alumni Association, and had been a board member of the Sons of the Revolution, and was a licensed pilot. He was active in youth activities such as Cub Scouts, AAU Swimming, and the Junior Tennis program when his children were growing up. Dave is survived by his wife, Linda; his daughter and son-in-law, Sara Kathryn and Robert Nielsen of Houston; his son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Leah Allen, of Honolulu; a brother, Ret. Col. John E. Allen and his wife, Glenna of Dayton; his sister, Margaret Allen and her husband, Dr. James Hunter of Philadelphia; and three grandsons, Trevor Thomas Allen and Tyler David Allen of Honolulu and Michael Allen Nielsen of Houston, step-daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Robert White of Blue Springs, MO; step-son and daughter-in-law, Grant and Sarah Shelnutt of Kansas City, MO; and step-grandchildren, Audrey and Hayden White. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Kathryn Nelson Allen in 2001. Memorial contributions may be made to or


  • Visitation Friday, January 18, 2013
  • Memorial Service Friday, January 18, 2013

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Patricia Crumley

July 23, 2013

David was my agent for almost 40 years. He was a great agent, an exemplary man. I'm so glad to have known him and so very sad to hear of his passing.

Philip Koerper

March 14, 2013

My Uncle David was the greatest and he and Aunt Katie will be sorely missed. We were close up to the end even though I was far away. Will never forget when my wife and I moved back to KC to start medical school and we were low on money and Uncle David and Aunt Katie brought us a wedding gift. It was as if manna had dropped from heaven! I am so blessed to have him in my life and even named a son "David Allen" Koerper!

Diane Glass

January 19, 2013

Dave was a great boss and agent! He will be missed by all that knew him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

January 18, 2013

Linda, we go back a long way to the old RO days in Columbia. Mary and I will miss Dave, but the great memories of both of you will never be forgotten. May God Bless you in this time. Sincerely, Rich & Mary Montgomery

Jill Frustaci

January 18, 2013

I grew up in the State Farm family, and I have so many fond memories of Dave and Katie. They were my partners in crime in Austria and in Acapulco. I am very blessed to have called them my friends. My blessings and prayers to all of his family, far and wide. He will be truly missed.

Sharon Love

January 18, 2013

God bless you Dave - you're flying high now :)

Dell Six

January 18, 2013

Sincere sympathy & prayers to Dave's family. What a class act this man was and what a legacy he leaves for his family. RIP Dave Allen..The Six Family loves you.

Vicky Mathison-frets

January 17, 2013

Blessings to Dave and his family

Stephen Searcy

January 16, 2013

I have known Dave for about 50 years. He was an inspiration and not to mention a great friend. He is at peace and will be missed by all and my family.

Gabor Adler

January 16, 2013

Dave, you were a great friend and insurance agent. You will be missed by so many people.