Archive for Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Obituary: Greever P. Allan

1910-2005

September 28, 2005

Services for Greever P. Allan, 94, Valley Falls, were Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at the Valley Falls United Methodist Church.

Mr. Allan died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at his home. He was born Oct. 25, 1910, in Tonganoxie, the son of William C. and Sarah Edna Lee Greever Allan.

He married Lora Fernanda "Nancy" Triggs, on Sept. 4, 1937, in Olathe. She died Dec. 30, 2003.

He was director of International Postal Service from 1948-1969 in Washington, D.C. Mr. Allan was a post office inspector in Batesville, Ark., and Waterloo, Iowa. And was postmaster in Tonganoxie. He also worked for the Kansas State Highway Commission.

During World War II, Mr. Allan was a captain in the United States Air Force and served as postal officer at the Air Transport Command Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

He graduated from Tonganoxie High School and Kansas University. He received a law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Mr. Allan served on the board of directors and was vice president of Standard Mutual Life Insurance, Lawrence, and was a consulting director for Stat Mutual Insurance in Rome, Ga.

He was a member of the Valley Falls United Methodist Church and served on the board of trustees for 14 years. He was president of the Valley Falls Medical Arts Building Corporation, member and past-president of the Valley Falls Rotary Club, a director of the Valley Falls Historical Society, and served on the Valley Falls City Council. He was a member of Grahem-Herbers Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 3084 and American Legion Post 225.

He was life member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Retired Postal Inspectors and Retired Postmasters.

Survivors include three nieces, Martha Rose, Lawrence, Sara Dunne, Wichita, and Sarah Kepler, St. Joseph, Mo.

Burial was in the Valley Falls Cemetery. VFW Post 3084 conducted military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Hospice, Valley Falls United Methodist Church or the Valley Falls Historical Society, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Valley Falls, 66088.

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