Christopher John Allen, 48, Jasper

Christopher John Allen, 48, of Jasper, passed away at 10:25 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at home.

Chris was born in Eureka, Kansas, on February 19, 1970, to J.L. and Sadie M. (Howard) Allen. He married Melissa Bass on May 24, 1997, at the First Christian Church in Pittsburg, Kansas.  

He received a B.S. Degree in Wood Technology from Pittsburg State University in Kansas.

He was the owner and operator of Creative Storage in Ireland.

Chris was an active member of Redemption Christian Church in Jasper, where he served on their security team. He previously served as a Cub Scout Leader for Pack 130 and a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 185 in Jasper, and also served as a facilitator for Financial Peace University.

He enjoyed scuba diving, flying Ultralight planes, was an accomplished woodworker, a car fanatic and Halloween was his favorite holiday. He was a stay-at-home Dad for 12 years and was devoted to his family.

Surviving are his wife, Melissa Allen of Jasper; one daughter, Chloe Allen, and one son Kyle Allen, both at home; his father and stepmother, J.L. and Shirley Allen, Pleasanton, Kansas; two sisters, Nichole Murphy (Steven), Lee’s Summit, Kansas, and Megan Brixey (Chris), Lee’s Summit, Kansas; and one brother, Jay Allen (Tana), Fort Scott, Kansas.   

Preceding him in death was his mother, Sadie Allen.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Redemption Christian Church in Jasper.

A visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 4 p.m. service time on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Redemption Christian Church in Jasper.

Memorial contributions may be made to Redemption Christian Church, the Dubois County Leukemia Association, or a favorite charity.

Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.




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