Archive for Thursday, August 24, 2006

Steven K. Allen

August 24, 2006


Services for Steven K. Allen, 53, Topeka, were Sunday at Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel in Topeka. Burial followed in Rochester Cemetery. Mr. Allen died Aug. 15, 2006, at his home.

He was born Nov. 16, 1952, in Manhattan, the son of Donald D. and Dixie Fisher Allen. He graduated from Seaman High School in 1970 and received an associate's degree in communications from Fort Scott Community College, where he was a member of the football team that won the Junior College National Title both years he played. The teams were inducted into the Fort Scott Sports Hall of Fame. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in communication arts from Washburn University.

Mr. Allen was a marketing executive for Personalized Brokerage Services.

He married Kathy Gaffney on Nov. 17, 1984, in Topeka. She survives and is the coach of the Baker University volleyball team.

Other survivors include his mother; a son, Shane; two daughters, Nicole Nantz and Kelsey Allen; three brothers, Jay, Paul and Vance; and a granddaughter, Madison Shirley.

He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Dixie Diane Allen.

The family suggests memorials to Midland Hospice Care, 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606 or to the American Diabetes Assn., 837 S. Hillside, Wichita, KS 67211.

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