Obituary: Darrel Van Allen

Darrel N. Van Allen, age 99, Clearwater farmer, passed away Monday, March 16, 2020. Due to the growing concerns for public health, a private family service will be held. The family appreciates your prayers and concerns at this time.
Darrel was born on Sunday, March 28, 1920, in Glade, Kan. He was the second of four children born to Edwin Voyle VanAllen and Fannie Fern (Wisehart) Van Allen. He was united in marriage to Arlene Gladys Bartel on May 10, 1942 in Clearwater. She preceded him in death on July 15, 2016.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene; parents, Edwin and Fannie (Wisehart) Van Allen; brothers, T.N. “Bud” and Eldon Van Allen; and sister, Joy Wade. Survivors include his daughter, Gale (Bob) Fleming of Clearwater; sons, Steve (Brenda) Van Allen of Clearwater, JV (Karen) Van Allen of Ellsworth, Scott (Donna) Van Allen of Clearwater; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Friends may come pay respects at the mortuary on Thursday and Friday (March 19-20) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 524 Wood, Clearwater, KS 67026, or Phoenix Home Care & Hospice, 3450 N. Rock Rd, Bldg. 200, Ste. 213, Wichita, KS 67226.
Webb-Shinkle Mortuary, Clearwater, is in charge of arrangements. Leave online condolences at