ALLEN LOWELL CAMERON
Allen Lowell Cameron, 88, of Kahoka, MO, passed away peacefully at 9:13 am on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.
Allen was born on October 22, 1932 in Antioch, MO, on the Cameron Farm.
He was the son of the late William Robert and Vera Maude (Stark) Cameron.
Allen graduated from Kahoka High School in the Class of 1950.
He later went to the University of Missouri on the G.I. Bill.
He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Allen served in the 24th Infantry Division, “The Oak Leaf Division” 11th Field Artillery.
He married Luella Mae Terry in Kahoka, MO, and from this union a son, John Rodney Cameron, of Keokuk, IA was born.
Allen later married Jenerette Louise Ellison and together they had the late Joseph Mark Cameron and another son; Robert Gustaf Cameron.
Allen married his wife of 50 years; Loresa Bayawa Balansag on February 23, 1970 in San Carlos City, Philippines, and she survives.
Allen and Loresa share two sons; Jay Balansag Cameron of Kahoka, MO, and Miles Balansag (Kami) Cameron of Luray, MO
Mr. Cameron was a farmer since 1960.
He also worked for Sheller Globe and Morse Rubber in Keokuk as a laboratory technician for 25 years.
Allen was a wealth of knowledge, always learning and researching.
You could always find him on his “quadrunner” trying to win the battle with thistles and brush.
He had many hobbies throughout the years from hunting, horseback riding, fighting chickens, and camping.
He was a patient, honest, and fair man.
He really enjoyed watching his sons and grandson tractor pull.
He and his wife Loresa also had the opportunity to travel and were able to see a lot of interesting and memorable places together.
Allen was able to also take part in the Honor Flight.
A once in a lifetime opportunity.
In addition to his wife, Loresa, and his sons, Allen is survived by his grandchildren; Lori Ann (Jim) Stelzer, Adam Joseph Cameron, Kassidy Taylor Cameron, Evan Hays Cameron, Eleanor Kamille Cameron, Estelle Joy Cameron, two great grandchildren; Maddox and Layla and by several nieces, nephews and friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son; Mark Cameron, and his special aunt and uncle who were like his second parents; Frank and Florence Stark.
In accordance with Allen’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded, and private family services will be conducted.
Wilson & Triplett Funeral Home in Kahoka has been entrusted with the care and arrangements.
Memorial contributions in Allen’s memory are suggested to St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
You are invited to share your memories of Allen and leave a condolence at www.wilsontriplett.com.
Acknowledgment of Military Service
The members of the United States Army, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars hereby acknowledge that Comrade Allen Lowell Cameron served our country for one year, ten months, and twenty days in the United States Army.
He trained as a Field Wireman at Fort Riley, Kansas and served with the Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment during the Korean War.
He was stationed overseas for one year, four months, and sixteen days, attaining the rank of Corporal (E-4).
He was awarded and authorized to wear the following decorations:
Army Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Korean Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
He was inducted 3 February 1953, received an honorable discharge 22 December 1954 and returned to Kahoka, Clark County, Missouri.
He was transferred to the United States Army Reserves, Missouri Military District to complete eight years service.
The caissons have been muffled and the flag lowered for our comrade, who joined the staff of the supreme commander 10 November 2020.
At his final post we wish him fair skies and smooth pathways.