Jun. 19, 1921 – Sept. 24, 2012
Homer I. Allen, 91, of Winterset, died Monday, September 24, 2012 at his residence in rural Winterset. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Friday, September 28, at McCalley-Collins Funeral Home in Winterset with Pastor Ed McDaniel and Paster Dean Coridan officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the North McDonald Cemetery at Madison County.
Homer was born on June 19, 1921, at Winterset to Hiram and Mary (Brittain) Allen. He was raised in Winterset and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942. Homer married Dorothy Irene Porter and they lived in California from 1957 until 1990, when he returned to Winterset following the death of Dorothy Irene. He had been head custodian for an elementary grade school in California and a bus driver until his retirement. On September 22, 1990, Homer married Florence
White at the Winterset City Park. He had been a member of the Winterset Seventh Day Adventist Church and was an avid gardener and reader.
Homer is survived by his wife, Florence Allen of Winterset; sons, Richard (Cathy) Allen of Hailey, Idaho and Rex (Nola) Allen of Hailey, Idaho; daughter, Rosemary (David) Waite of Bryson City, North Carolina; stepson, Mark Jenkins of Stover, Missouri; nephew, Rick Lucas of Bakersfield, California; niece, Janet Lucas of Bakersfield, California; grandchildren, Richard, Julie, Olivia, Sarah, Milton, and Seth; and five great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hiram and Mary (Brittain) Allen; first wife, Dorothy Irene Allen; sister, Bertha Violet McDonald; and grandson, Jonathan Allen.
Memorials may be given to his family for a future designation.Information provided by: McCalley-Collins Funeral Home 505 East Court Avenue Winterset, IA 50273 515.462.1663 mccalleyfuneralhome.com