Bari Lee Allen, 68, of Excelsior Springs, MO, passed away, Monday, April 6, 2020 at home where he lived with daughter, Branda Garza (Allen) and her husband, Mark Garza, and their children, Cassidy and Gage.
Bari was born April 15, 1951 in Milan, MO, to John and Vivian Allen (Alexander). He graduated from Grundy R-5 in 1969. After graduating, Bari worked at Smiths Men’s clothing in Trenton. He moved to Excelsior Springs in 1973. He was a fireman for the Excelsior Springs Fire Department from 1973 to 1991.He worked for the City of Excelsior Springs in 1996, he went on to work for the renovation crew at The Elms Hotel & Spa. In 1997, Bari started working in the engineering department at The Elms Hotel & Spa and continued working there until he retired in 2010. Bari did not know a stranger and would strike up a conversation with anyone he encountered. He loved to tell stories and jokes. He had a huge heart and loved his Family.
Bari will be lovingly remembered by his sister, Sherri Belland (Allen) and his children, Danny Allen, Dana Allen, Branda Garza (Allen) and her husband Mark Garza, Bari Allen and his wife Carlene Allen (Kelley), Thomesa Thomas, Rheanna Mayshark (Allen) and her husband Dallas Mayshark, Lilly Paynter (Allen) and her husband Patrick Paynter. Bari will also be fondly remembered by his12 grandchildren, McKenzie Robinson, Lauren Placher, Spencer Allen, Alexandra Allen, Cassidy Garza, Gage Garza, Dillon Allen, Jaysea Allen, Candice Allen, Aubrey Allen, Kristiana Thomas, and Alison Sheets; great-grand child, Owen Viratos; and sister-in-law, Sallie Allen; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Vivian; brother, Gene Allen; and nephew, Neil Allen.
A celebration of life service will be held at a future date and time will be announced.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
So sorry for your loss. I remember Bari fondly from our youth in Humphreys. Also our many years of school together. He will always be remembered as a gentle soul always ready with a smile. He was also the only guy that would fast dance, during our middle school years at our school dances, which made him extremely popular. He will always be remembered fondly and greatly missed.
Marsha (Allen) Triplett
I was saddened to hear of Bari’s passing. We attended high school together. Everyone enjoyed BARI, always had a smile & a friend to all. I just want to send my sincere sympathy to all.
Nancy (Fulkerson) May
My deepest condolences go out to Bari’s large and loving family. I grew up with Bari in Humphreys, Mo. We attended the same church. I have many fond memories of our good times together. I have regrets that we didn’t keep in touch. However, we would see each other at class reunions and was always glad to see each other. You will be a great angel for God’s work. Rest In Peace!
Enjoyed working with you at the Elms. Peace and Comfort to one and all!
Deepest condolences to the family. We loved Bari. He was such a character. Spent many good times just hanging out and telling stories.
He is in a better place now. Rest easy friend.
Shawna and Troy Mull
I am so sorry for your loss! We are praying and will continue to lift your family up in prayer!
Dear Dane & Family,
Rory and I are so sorry for your loss. God Bless you all.
Rest in Peace
Rest In Peace Bari. Deepest sympathies to the family.