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Allen Boren

Funeral service for Allen Howard Boren of Jackson, was held Sunday, May 2, 2021, at 2 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. The Rev. Joshua Schmidt officiated. Arrangements were handled by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

Allen, 84, passed away Thursday, April 29, 2021, at SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 16, 1936, in New Wells, to Clarence H. and Gusta Pfeiffer Boren. Allen was baptized and confirmed into Christian faith in the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church. He was a longtime, faithful member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson.

He was a 1955 graduate of Jackson High School. He and Mary Ann Steiner were married Nov. 23, 1963, at Zion Lutheran Church in Pocahontas.

Allen honorably served in the U.S. Army from Sept. 20, 1955 to Sept. 5, 1957, spending nearly 15 months in foreign or sea service, primarily in post-war Germany. He received a good conduct medal, Expert (sub machine gun), and Sharpshooter (M-1). After his military service, he enjoyed baseball and pitched many years in several local men’s baseball leagues.

His employment included Southwestern Bell, AT&T, and SoutheastHEALTH, retiring in 2000. When time allowed, he liked to hunt and fish.

Loving survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mary Ann Boren of Jackson, two daughters, Lori (Frank) Zieba and Lynn Boren of Jackson, two grandsons, Drew Zieba and Zander Zieba, both of Jackson and a brother, Roy (Jane) Boren of Jackson. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Geraldine (Gene) Leimbach.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Paul Lutheran School or the Missouri Veterans Home Foundation.

To share an online condolence with the family, visit, navigate to Allen’s obituary page, and click on the tribute wall tab.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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