Richard Nawayne "Wayne" Allen

Class of 1937

1937 Perry Daily Journal
Graduation EditionWayne Allen
Wayne Allen

– son of Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Allen of Billings, was born in Billings on Jan. 11, 1916. He attended the elementary grades in West Lawn, dist. 12, and attended high school in Perry. During his high school career he was interested in instrumental and vocal music. Following graduation he expects to attend college, if possible.

Richard Nawayne “Wayne” Allen

April 21, 1940 – February 13, 2002

Richard N. “Wayne” Allen, age 86, of rural Noble county, died Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at Perry Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

The son of Richard and Fannie Oakley Allen, he was born on the farm northwest of Perry homesteaded by his maternal grandfather, John Oakley, following the run of 1893.

Wayne attended West Lawn School, in Oakdale Township, and Perry High School where he was a member of the band.

On April 21, 1940, Wayne married Mary Louise Shoop in the home of her parents. Mary preceded him in death in 1993.

Wayne lived in the. Polo community, where he was a farmer and a pumper until 1996, when he became a resident at Green Valley Nursing Home.

Wayne was an active member of the Polo Christian Church, where he was an elder. With the dissolution of the congregation in 1964, he transferred to the First Christian Church of Perry, where he was active in the choir and served as an elder.

Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2002 at the First Christian Church. Rev. Martin Foster officiating. Burial was in the Polo Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home.

His son, Richard, of rural Noble County; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Conall Addison of Garden City, KS; and granddaughters, Andrea Addison, Hutchinson, KS; and Alicia Addison, Manhattan, KS, survive Wayne. Also surviving are brothers, Leland, Tulsa, OK and Dean, Sapulpa, OK.

Besides his wife, his parents, an infant daughter, Paula, and a brother, Loyd, preceded him in death. Memorial contributions are to be made to the First Christian Church general operation fund.