Dean Allison

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dean Allison, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at Landmark Hospital.

He was born Nov. 3, 1926, in Salineville, Ohio, to Samuel Orliff and Lois May Willis Allison. He and Frances Ruth Keller were married Aug. 23, 1957, at Gordonville.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

His education includes graduate of Salineville Elementary and High School, degrees from Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn., and George Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn.

Mr. Allison was involved in education from 1955 to 1981. He was an educator in Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee. He was principal and director at University High School and taught in the educational department at Southeast Missouri State University.

He was field representative for the National Exchange Club from 1981 to 1991. After his retirement he did substitute teaching and was a storyteller for various nursing homes in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Chapel.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Ruth Allison of Cape Girardeau; two sons, Jeff (Nancy) Allison of Kansas City, Kan., Dr. Joel Allison of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Jill Allison of Rome, Ga.; and two grandchildren, Jenifer and Sarah Allison of Kansas City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ned Allison; and a brother.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Chapel.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the chapel, with the Rev. Barry Pfanstiel officiating.

Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

At the request of the family, the body was donated to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Memorial contributions may be given to charity of choice.

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