Robbins D. 'Bob' Allen, 96, passed away on Sept. 22, 2017
Robbins D. “Bob” Allen, passed away on Sept. 22, 2017, at Main Street Villa, Cheney, Kan.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at the Potwin United Methodist Church, with military honors by Fort Riley Honor Guard. Cremation will take place.
Bob was born Sept. 4, 1921 in Seneca, Kan. to Paul and Merle Allen. He moved to Arkansas City when he was entering high school, where he met the love of his life Joyce Downey. He attended Illinois College and before his senior year, he voluntarily enlisted in the Army Air Force. After receiving his degrees in economics and history, he trained as a WWII pilot flying missions with the 91st Troop Carrier Squadron in France and Germany. After the war, he reconnected with Joyce and they were married. Bob went back to school and received his degree in education. The couple and their children moved to Potwin in 1950, where he began his teaching career. In 1963, he became superintendent of the newly formed Remington USD206, where he served in this position for 24 years until his retirement in 1987.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce and daughter Kaye (Allen) Helmke.
He is survived by: his children, Paul (Rachel) Allen, Nancy Allen Lindt (Curtis Lindt), and Monty Allen (David Reinsch); 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Bob’s name to the Central Kansas Community Foundation, R.D. Allen Scholarship c/o Lamb Funeral Home P.O. Box 358, Whitewater, KS 67154. Online condolences at www.zeinerfuneralhomes.com. Services by Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater.