Rossville—Allen Leroy Rose, 86, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Colmery-O’Neil V.A. Hospital in Topeka.
He was born May 26, 1930 in Metcalf, Illinois, the son of James and Dorothy Rogers Rose.
Allen attended Charleston High School in Charleston, IL. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, and was wounded in combat on February 22, 1951. Allen was awarded a purple heart and a bronze star for bravery. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was married to Dolores Britt on October 24, 1952. She survives at the home. Other survivors are two sons, Steve (Nancy) of Delia and Randy, of Sabetha; his daughter, Sandee (Steve Schnelz) Milwaukee, WI; a sister, Donna Satterfield, Charleston, IL; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Allen was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson; three sisters and three brothers.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys. Inurnment will be in the Rossville Cemetery with military services conducted by Jimmie Lillard Post No. 31 of the American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made in Allen’s name and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.