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Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Leondas "Doc" Allen

Sunday, April 20, 2003

EAST PRAIRIE - Leondas "Doc" Allen, 89, died at 10:30 p.m. April 17, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center.

Born Sept. 28, 1913, in East Prairie, to the late G.M. and Bessie Hockersmith Allen, he had lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was employed in farming and was a member of the Assembly of God Church in East Prairie.

On Dec. 3, 1932, he married Olivia Irene Allen who preceded him in death on Nov. 21, 2002.

Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Bobby Leondas and Betty Allen of Arnold; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Betty and Duane Eastman of Charleston, Bonnie and Norman Woods and Judy McCann of Sikeston and Joyce and Gus Baltrusaitis of East Prairie; one brother, G.W. Allen of East Prairie; two sisters, Vivian Watson of East Prairie and Maxine Laster of Bertrand; and seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Two grandsons, Barry Eastman and Kent Eastman, five brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday. The Revs. Rob Kespelher and Burl Britt will officiate.

Burial will follow in the East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Carter Adams, Mark Adams, Adam Horn, Rodney Wray, Kevin Still, Michael Woods and Jeff Burge.

Honorary pallbearer will be Lee McCann.