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1955 Richard 2018

Richard W Allen

July 12, 1955 — October 4, 2018

Richard W. Allen “Rick”, 63, of Vandalia, passed away on Thursday October 4, 2018, peacefully at his home.

Rick was born in Mexico, Missouri on July 12, 1955 to Robert and Alta Mae Allen of Vandalia, Missouri.

Cremation arrangements are being handled by Waters Funeral Home. A memorial service will be planned for a later date.

Rick worked as a stationary engineer for Missouri Department of Corrections - Women's Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center for 18 years. Rick was most often found enjoying his passion of old cars and hot rods. He loved teaching his children and grandchildren his passion and love for old cars. He also enjoyed playing pitch and horseshoes along with spending time with his many family and friends. He was also actively involved in the Dam Few Cruisers Car Club of Vandalia, MO along with many other car clubs through the years.

Rick is survived by his loving wife Glenda Allen; Four children, Robert Clint Allen and his children Eli, Lola and Lyla; April Randi (Bruce) and daughter Raylee; Stacy Branstetter (Sarah) and their children Teale (Jon), Lydia, Draven and Zachary; Lynette Chrisman and her children Ryan (Cortney) and Lyndle (Jordyn); Leroy Null and his son Remington. Three sisters, Debbie Shramek (Bill) of Perry, MO, Terry Moore (Ron) and Nancy Stotler (Shorty) of Vandalia, MO; two brothers Nick Allen of Vandalia, MO and Timothy Allen (Dottie) of Columbia, MO.  Also surviving is Rick’s lifelong best friend Ronnie Singleton, and other family and friends.

Rick is preceded in death by his parents, one brother in law, Ronnie Gene Motley Jr., one son in law, Kevin D. Chrisman, his mentor Raymond Roberts and his little buddy.

The family would also like to make a special tank you to the nurses at Community Loving Care Hospice in Bowling Green, MO for the loving and compassionate care they provided for Rick.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to MD Anderson Women’s Cancer Center in Houston Texas, in care of the Waters Funeral Home, 500 South Main Street, P.O. Box 84 Vandalia, MO  63382

Online condolences may be made to the family on Rick’s memorial page at


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