James R. Allan, M.D.

December 31, 1927December 13, 2013
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Dr. James R. Allan, 85, Kansas City, passed away December 13, 2013 at the University of Kansas Medical Center. A Celebration of Life will be 4-6 PM Tuesday, December 17th at the McGilley Antioch Chapel; cremation with burial of the urn and Military Funeral Honors will be in Shelbina Cemetery, Shelbina, MO. In lieu of flowers contributions are suggested to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception or a charity of choice.

James was born December 31, 1927 to Elmer and Frances Allan in Craig, MO, where he was raised. He was an Army veteran of World War II. James was a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO and then went on to attend the University of Missouri, Columbia and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, School of Medicine. Dr. Allan lived most of his life in the Kansas City area and practiced medicine for many years in the Liberty and Excelsior Springs area. Following retirement he continued to practice medicine up until his health prevented him from doing so. Dr. Allan was a member of various professional organizations and civic groups and was a man with many hobbies. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Dale and Kenneth Allan; and his former wife, Dorothy.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Kathleen Allan; 7 children, Lynn (Candace) Allan, Tom (Amelia) Allan, Janice (Frank) Racioppo, Julie (Tom) Baswell, Cindy (Eldon) Walter, Jennifer (Bruce) Hagedorn, and Leanne (Brian) Sullivan; 6 grandchildren, Eric Carlson, Brian Allan, Anne Kemberling, and Jake, Shea and Maggie Sullivan; and 4 great grandchildren, Tyler, Annabelle and Zander Kimberling, and Arlo James Carlson.


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 17, 2013

James R. Allan, M.D.

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Brian Tharp

January 3, 2014

So sorry to hear about the passing of Dr. Alan. He was a great man.

December 31, 2013

Was a patient of Dr.
Allan and he delivered one of my children and she was born a month early and was born with a tooth. As far as I know am only patient who set this record. He was a great Dr. and friend. Sorry for your loss. Cleta Ragar Cowley

Harold Keith Donovan

December 29, 2013

My condolences to the family of James Ray. We were very close when I lived in Missouri and I have many fond memories.
Harold Keith Donovan (cousin)

December 18, 2013

Kathy, Leanne and family,
It saddened me to hear of Dr. Allan's passing. He was such a wonderful and compassionate doctor. I will always remember him as the best doctor I ever had.
I know you will miss him dearly.

Bill and Kay McNeel

Jennifer (Lowry) Grady

December 17, 2013

So sorry for the loss of a great man. He took care of all of my family and extended family when he was in Excelsior. I remember as a kid, I loved to see Dr. Allen. He would tease me. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tracy Grawe Smith

December 16, 2013

So sorry for your loss. He was a kind man. Thinking of all of you.

December 15, 2013

So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He delivered my second child, a girl, in 1969, and broke the rules (at that time) by carrying her out of delivery to the waiting room so my husband (Coach NIle Brown) could check her out before she was put into the nursery, better know as the Land of No Germs!
I loved his eyes and his smile and his free spirit.
Gail Brown


December 15, 2013

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Allan. 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.

Joe & Vonda Berti

December 15, 2013

So sorry for your loss, Kathy, and for your family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers!. Joe and Vonda Berti

Sharon Seidel

December 15, 2013

He will always continue to be the light of your life, only now the light will be coming from above always lighting the way for his loved ones here on earth.