Allan Brown Dodge

Allan Brown Dodge, 62, of Prairie Village, Kansas, passed away peacefully at home March 25, 2012 surrounded by his three sons and devoted wife. Allan was a loving husband, selfless father and loyal friend.

He was born October 15, 1949 in Madison, Wisconsin and was the third child of Betty and A. Durston Dodge. He spent his childhood in Rochester, NY, moving to Kansas in 1974 to pursue a Masters Degree in Special Education from the University of Kansas. Allan was a passionate fisherman, loved the outdoors and was an active church member. He was the Director of the School at Rainbow Mental Health Facility for 27 years.

Allan is survived by his wife, Virginia, three sons, Maxwell, Patrick and Sam, his daughter-in-law, Shelli Dodge, and two grandchildren Zella and Charlie Dodge. He is also survived by his siblings; Deb (Rich) Schroeder, Dusty (Chris) Dodge, Patty (Steve) Arsenault and Chris (Marilyn) Dodge and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1 pm, Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Ward Parkway Presbyterian Church, 7406 Ward Parkway, KCMO 64114. Visitation will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the church or Odyssey Hospice, 8735 Rosehill, Ste 200, Lenexa, Kansas 66215.

The family expresses their appreciation to Salomon and the staff at Trinity Nursing & Rehab Center and the caregivers of Odyssey Hospice for their loving care of Allan.

7 Comments

  1. Bud and Betty Streff on April 2, 2012 at 5:12 am

    We are so sorry to hear about Alan’s passing and wish to extend our sympathies to Virginia and boys and to Dusty, Debbie, Pat and Chris. We will long remember the good times your family and ours had on Irving Rd.
    We send our love and prayers to all of you. Bud and Betty

  2. Melinda & Steve Gaudioso on April 1, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Dear Deb,
    Our sincere sympathies and condolences are with you and your family at this sad time. May the good memories of your time together as family give you comfort and peace in the days ahead.
    Most sincerely,
    Steve & Min

  3. Kevin Cawley on March 31, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Dear Virginia and Family-

    On behalf of the Cawley Family, I would like to extend our condolences at this very difficult time for you all.

    Not having known Allan, I hope that your memories of the better times will enable you to get through these days.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Take care.

    KMC

  4. Frank Colquitt on March 31, 2012 at 3:46 am

    Dear Dodge Family

    I read of your loss, and would like to offer my condolences. Recently, I lost a member of my family and I understand the grief and sorrow that you and your family are feeling at this time. Although words cannot fill the emptiness of your loss, I would like to share with you the promise stated at John 5:28,29. ” All those in the memorial tombs will hear his(JESUS)voice, and come out to a resurrection of life..” May I assure you, I am not trying to give or change your religion. The pain of loss is felt, regardless of religion. May you be strengthened and comforted by friends and family during this very difficult time.

  5. Sue Napier Adrion on March 30, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Hi Ginny, my mom, Ann Napier, often said what a darling couple you and Allan were! I am so sorry for your loss and you are in my prayers! Sue napier Adrion

  6. David M Fitzpatrick on March 30, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Dear Ginny and all of the Dodge Family

    I was very sad to see Alan listed in today’s obituary. Allan and I shared nearly every boyhood adventure one could imagine. It’s obvious that he touched many lives in his life journey. We lost touch in our teens after his move from Irving Rd but I had many years since to reflect on what seemed to be endless fun. We fished the banks of “Alllen’s Creek” in Brighton like they were a raging trout stream…. always packing Bee’s and Durston’s missing smokes in our tackle boxes. Our neighborhood was our late night racetrack on our Schwinn’s….zipping from street to street like we were the only two 10 year olds on earth

    The Dodge family will always remain very special to me and my days with Allan will be will be some of my fondest……I’ve always felt fortunate to have my slightly older and wiser friend Allan as a neighbor and friend… I will continue to cherish the
    memories…..I’m sorry for your loss…I will be thinking of your family and the enjoyment I had in sharing my times at 104 Irving Rd with all of you.

  7. Karen Kidd on March 27, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    I am happy to have known Allan. I was a nurse on the younger adolescent unit at Rainbow when Allan was the director of the school. He gave me the nickname of Kitty Kat. Didn’t everyone get a nickname from Allan?

    I will not be able to come to the funeral because I have to work but your family will be in my thoughts. Hope you have lots of happy memories to share.

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