Merle “Ed” Allen Age 74 of Lynn Valley Lakes

Merle “Ed” Edwin Allen, Jr. 74 of Lynn Valley Lakes, formerly of Adrian, Missouri passed away Sunday,  January 2, 2022 at Louisburg Healthcare & Rehab in Louisburg, Kansas.  A visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (816-657-4400).  A graveside service, with military honors, will follow at 11:00 am in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, Missouri.  Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Merle “Ed” Allen, Jr. was born December 16, 1947 in Norton, Kansas to Merle Allen, Sr. and Josephine Campbell.  He graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1965.  Following graduation Ed enlisted in the US Army and served in Vietnam.

“Fast Eddie”was an Independent truck driver who worked hard but also enjoyed having a good time.  Later in life Ed under went a liver transplant, surviving a record of 17 years afterwards.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Merle and Josephine Allen.  Ed is survived by his sister Wilma Allen, nephew Joseph Allen, two daughters and their families