TROY, MO, August 8, 2022 – Four charitable organizations were each awarded a $5,000 “Sharing Success” grant by Cuivre River Electric Cooperative (CREC) and CoBank. The recipients of the 2022 grants are Anne’s Anchor, New Melle Sports & Recreation (NMSR), The Sparrow’s Nest, and Warren County Literacy.
By Kathy Miller
St. Paul’s Lutheran in New Melle held the second annual St. Paul’s Kidz Carnival on July 16, it was a hot day; fortunately, there was shade, a breeze and a misting station to stay cool. The Kidz Carnival was free; the only request was for donations to St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.
Willard L. Allen passed away at his home in Wentzville, MO, on April 4, 2022, at the age of 84.
He was the beloved husband of Charlotte (Jungermann) Allen of Wentzville, Missouri; He is survived by his wife, two children, Craig M. (Chris) Allen of Warrenton, MO, Jeffery L. (Lisa) Allen of O'Fallon, MO; two step-sons, Dale W. (Ginny) Stevener of North Little Rock, AR, Mike L. (Kelly) Stevener of Defiance, MO; eight grandchildren; Jeremy, Jessica, Tyler, Tommy, Julia, Jenna, Mary, and Malery; five step-grandchildren; Tyson, Mat, Courtney, Melissa, and Jordan; son-in-law, Doug Bales of Josephville, MO; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Willard proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy and was a member of the American Legion Post #323 in Wentzville, MO. He owned and operated a barbershop in Florissant, MO, for over 40 years and went on to work with Bruce Groeper at a barbershop in Warrenton, MO. Willard had many hobbies and interests, including going for boat rides, traveling, playing golf, playing Hand Foot card game, and deer hunting, where he earned the nickname "one-shot Will" from deer camp.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Wilford and Glenda (McAllister) Allen, former spouse, Patricia M. (Ross) Allen, daughter, Victoria A. Bales, brother, Wilford Ray Allen, Jr., sister, JoAnn Campbell; step-grandson, Patrick. Willard was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be missed by family and friends.
Visitation: Saturday, April 9, 2022, from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at St Johns United Church of Christ-Family Life Center, 60 St Johannes, Foristell, MO 63348,
Funeral: Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 11:00 am, St Johns United Church of Christ-Family Life Center, Foristell
Cemetery: St. John's UCC Cemetery, Cappeln, Missouri
Memorials: Memorials may be made to St. John U.C.C. Cemetery Fund in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385.