Monday, March 13, 2023

Obituary - Mary Jo Allen

Mary Jo (Butler) Allen age 60 of Calhoun, Missouri, passed away Friday, March 10th, 2023 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri. 

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel in Clinton with visitation from 10:00-11:00 AM prior to the service. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, Missouri.

Mary was born on October 29, 1962 in Clinton, Missouri, the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Hull) Butler.

Mary spent her school years in Clinton from kindergarten to the fourth grade. She then moved with her family to the Hull farm near Ladue, Missouri. Then fourth through the eighth grade at Davis R-12 School, graduating from Clinton High School in 1981.

In 1980 Mary started dating the love of her life Marvin. This was soon to be a long distance relationship. Her future husband was in the Marine Corp. stationed at Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii.

On January 2, 1982 Mary Jo married Marvin C. Allen directly after the wedding they left for New Bern, North Carolina. This was the next duty station for Marvin at Cherry Point. They moved to Leeton, Missouri after his honorable discharge from military service, with their young son, later moving to Calhoun, Missouri.

Mary had various jobs before becoming disabled.

Mary is survived by her husband Marvin of 40 years, her 2 sons, Bryan (Holly) Allen of Sedalia, Missouri; and grandchildren, Cameron and Gracelynn Allen. Brett Allen of Calhoun, Missouri, and granddaughter, Olivia Allen of Calhoun, Missouri, step grandson, Jayden Lara of Windsor, Missouri, 2 brothers, James (Rea Donna) Butler of Clinton, Missouri, and William Butler of Clinton, Missouri, 1 sister, Peggy (Ron) Shoemaker of Clinton, Missouri, 2 brothers in law, Richard Allen of Calhoun, Missouri, David Allen of Deepwater, Missouri, 4 sisters in law; Kathryn Ruble, of Mexico, Missouri, Linda Allen and friend Russell Adams of Green Ridge, Missouri, Lee Ann (Brian Long of Raytown, Missouri, Anita (Scott) Slaughter of Houstonia, Missouri, along with numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Proceeding her in death is her parents George and Elizabeth Butler, Velma Fletcher, John Allen and her nephew Nicholas Long.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri.

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