Cleo L. Allen
April 22, 1926 - June 26, 2020
Cleo L. Allen, a long-time resident of Carterville and Webb City, Mo passed away peacefully on June 26, 2020 at Solace House of the Ozarks. Cleo was born on April 22, 1926 in Prosperity, Mo. to Isaac and Nellie Allen. He became an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, after hearing his first game on the radio in 1934. After graduating from Joplin Junior College, Cleo started his career at Merchants and Miners Bank in Webb City, and saw the company through many name changes. During his time as a banker, he helped stop two bank robberies. He retired from Mercantile Bank in 1988 after 42 years of service. In his retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his wife Mary, photography, and woodworking. Over his lifetime, he served on the Carterville School Board, and was the treasurer of the Carterville Special Road District, Carterville Cemetery Association, Tri-State Kennel Club and was on the Carterville City Council.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, his wife Mary Louise, his sister Freda and brother Galen. He is loved and survived by his daughter Candy Sorensen and granddaughter Amanda Sorensen.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 1:30 PM at the Mount Hope Cemetery Open Air Pavilion with Reverend Dr. Roger Nichols officiating. Friends and family may come by Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City between the hours of 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM for viewing on Monday. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to the Carterville Cemetery Association or Solace House of the Ozarks. Services are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City. Visit www.simpsonfh.com for online condolences.