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SUBLETTE – Wayne LeRoy Allen, 92, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 at his home. 

He was born May 15, 1925 to Melvin Walker and Julia Irene (Duncan) Allen on the family farm in Seward County.  

He married Cecil Jean Hughes April 28, 1945 in Dodge City. She preceded him in death.

He attended Sublette High School, graduating in 1943.

He served during World War II in the U.S. Army.  

He enjoyed dancing and eating at the Elks Club in Liberal with his wife.  

He spent his life working the ground as a farmer and working cattle as a rancher.  Together with his brother, Glen, they labored hard to keep the farm growing and the ranch producing. 

He was a member of the Seward County Farm Bureau, the Liberal Elks Club, Arkalon Grazing Association and the Kansas Livestock Association.

Survivors include sister, Shirley Phoenix and husband, John, Sublette; sisters-in-law, Vada Jo Allen, Sublette, and Rita Allen, Newton; brother-in-law, Clifford Hughes and wife, Bonnie, Seibert, Colo.; four nephews: Roger Bonsall (Cindy), Hugoton, Keith Allen (Kim Briggeman), Sublette, Curtis Allen (Chris), Newton, and Doug Allen (Diana), Kirkwood, Mo.; eight nieces: Connie Kilgore (Jr.), Abbeyville, Thresa Reynolds (Jim), Copeland, Shawna Mathis (Scott), Waxahachie, Texas, Angie Phoenix, Frost, Texas, Prudy Shultz (Dave), Dodge City, Karen Warden (Gary), Liberal, Debbie Sherman, Seibert, Colo., and Sandy Schall, Brentwood, Tenn.; 31 great-nephews and great-nieces; and 46 great-great nephews and great-great-nieces. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Glen and Max Allen; sister, Melva Bonsall; twin infant brothers, William and Willis Allen; and sisters-in-law: Betty Reid, Georgia Kilgore, and Emma Johns.

 Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at Sublette Christian Church with Chet Wiswell presiding.  

Burial will follow at Banner Cemetery in Seward County with military rites by the Sublette American Legion and the KSARNG Military Honors. 

Friends may call from 12 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 at Swaim Funeral Chapel in Sublette. 

Memorials are suggested to Banner Cemetery in care of the funeral home.  

Condolences may be left at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.

 

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