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Manufacturing company executive

James Curtis Allen, American manufacturing company executive. Recipient Outstanding Leadership award, Missouri Municipal League, 1971, Distinguished Service award, Kiwanis Club Monett, Missouri, 1965, Leadership award, Missouri Community Betterment, 1970, Golden Sun Silver Beaver, Order Arrow awards, Boy Scouts America, chapter farmer award, Future Farmers American, 1979, Boss of Year award, American Business Womens Association, 1980.


Allen, James Curtis was born on June 7, 1922 in Winston, Missouri, United States. Son of Vernon and Carrie Belle (Palmer) Allen.


Graduate, Chillicothe Business College, Missouri, 1942. Graduate, International Corresponding Schools, 1946.


Accountant National Bellas Hess, Kansas City, Missouri, 1946—1948. Controller Lawn-Boy division Outboard Marine Corporation, Lamar, 1948—1963. Secretary-treasurer EFCO Corporation, Monett, 1963—1966.

Co-owner, sec-treasurer F.M. Thorpe Manufacturing Company, Lamar, 1966—1984. President Allen Investments, since 1984. Director Barton County State Bank.

President United Fund, 1970—1971, Community Betterment, 1968—1970. District chairman Sowemco council Boy Scouts America, 1964—1966, Arrowhead council, 1972, Big 3 district, 1982—1985. Vice president Mo-Kans Area council, 1975—1979.

Member Lamar School Board, 1969—1971, Lamar Park Board, since 1955, president, 1973—1974. With United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945.


The Covenant is not a contract in which God and human beings agree to provide particular goods and services for each other. It is not something that people have to do to create a relationship with God. God has already made it possible.


When peaceful alternatives have failed, the force of arms may regretfully be preferable to unchecked aggression, tyranny and genocide.


It is important to experience God's grace working in the lives of people. Wisdom and maturity are gained from life experience, especially during the prayer and sharing stories with other Christians.


Member of Missouri Chamber of Commerce, Lamar Chamber of Commerce (Person of Year 1981), Kiwanian Club (president 1968), Rotarian Club, Mason Club (Shriner).


Married Juanita G. Kennedy, December 4, 1944. Children: Daryl C., Karen A., Marti L., Jimmie, Randy.

Vernon Allen

Carrie Belle (Palmer) Allen

Juanita G. Kennedy

Daryl C. Allen

Karen A. Allen

Marti L. Allen

Jimmie Allen

Randy Allen