Christopher Dean Allen, 54, of Parkville, MO passed away on February 16, 2018. He was born August 10, 1963 in Kansas City, MO to Buddy and Judith (Sheaffer) Allen.
Chris graduated from Park Hill High School and from Northwest Missouri State University. He played for the Bearcat baseball team and was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, where he made life-long friends. Chris had a career in commercial site development and construction with McDonald’s Corporation, Applebee’s, and Red Robin; and most recently was Vice President of Construction and Facilities for the Cambridge Franchise Group in Memphis, TN.
Chris married Christine Lynn Matthews on December 9, 1995 in Kansas City, MO. Together they were blessed with two children, Katie Anne Allen and Michael Patrick Allen. Chris played a very active role in his children’s lives. He coached youth sports teams spanning baseball, basketball, flag football, lacrosse, and soccer, and volunteered in their elementary, middle, and high schools. He also was an Assistant Scout Master in Monument, Colorado for the Boy Scouts of America. Chris enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, camping, boating, skiing and being outdoors. Chris played competitive slow pitch softball for several years, and was an exceptional athlete with a passion for sports.
Survivors include his wife and children; his father, Buddy, and sister, Laura Miller-Moreno, both of Kansas City, MO; parents-in-law, Don and Mary Lou Matthews, of Bella Vista, AR; brother-in-law, Michael Matthews of Leavenworth, KS; and nephew, Brian Miller of Denver, Colorado. Chris was preceded in death by his mother, Judith, and brother-in-law, Robert Moreno.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:30 a.m. March 5, 2018 at St. Therese Catholic Church, 7207 NW Highway 9 Kansas City, MO 64152, with Rev. Joseph Cisetti presiding. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:30 a.m. prior to the Mass. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family, for a fund to be established for his children; Northwest Missouri State University Baseball Program, where Chris played baseball; or Fisher House Foundation, a network of homes where families stay at no cost while a service member is receiving treatment; and may be left in care of the Meyers Northland Chapel, 401 Main Parkville, MO 64152. Memories of Chris and condolences may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.
The following hotel’s offer Bereavement Rates and are conveniently located for out of town guests. Prices were quoted to our staff on February 20, 2018
- Best Western at Kansas Speedway (Legends Outlets of Kansas City) 10401 Frances Family Drive Kansas City, KS 913.334.4440 $89.99 plus tax
- Holiday Inn Express (Legends Outlets of Kansas City) 1931 Prairie Crossing Kansas City, KS 913.328.1024 $108.00 plus tax