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Twyford, Walter Allen June 15, 1944 - May 17, 2019

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Walter “Al” Allen Twyford, 74, passed away on May 17 2019. He was born on June 15 1944 in Hardtner Ks. He was preceded in death by his parents James A Twyford and Mary Lou Twyford.

He is survived by his daughter Marla, her husband Keith Anacleto and his grandchildren Lia and Jalen. “Al” Is also survived by his sisters Gloria Kowan of Glencoe IL., Martha Eden of Springfield Mo., and Lesa Knight of Ladue Mo along with many nieces and nephews.

Al attended Kemper Military school and was a graduate of Missouri State University. He served his country as a 1st Lt in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. As a result of his service in Vietnam, he was awarded the Purple Heart and the recipient of two bronze stars for valor as well as other accolades. The discipline and patriotism he acquired while being in the military never left him, as his family and friends will attest.

He will be deeply missed by his friends, family and community.

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    Mitch & Liz Williams says

    We met Al many years ago. He was an exceptional man raising his little girl. He was generous beyond belief, always willing to help anyone in need. He served our country with great enthusiasm and pride. He will be missed by many. Rest In Peace Al.

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    RONALD TUTT says

    To Al’s daughter Marla and her beautiful family, Al’s sisters, Gloria, Marty, and Lesa: Very sorry for your loss. I know all of you were very proud of your brother. He served his country well, and I know he was a great brother and father. I knew my cousin him best when we were kids running around on Grandpa Gilbert’s farm in Protection, KS in the summertime. They were great times as kids. I only wish we knew each other better when we were older. I know he will be missed.

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    Martha Twyford Eden says

    To Al, my big brother, my hero! So happy growing up with you and blessed for the times we recently spent together with your remarkable family , Marls , Keith , Lia and Jalen. I will always love you and will feel your spirit around us all. Love you, Marty

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      John H. Osborne says

      Al and I met in 1969 at WSU ROTC class.. He was good looking and smart since he had gone to Kemper years before. So, we became instant friends. We were together with Gloria and the girls for Ed Sullivan and the Beatles, his going and coming from Nam, first marriage, Gentleman Jim’s passing, Marla’s birth and many, many crazy times. All fun and no blood. I loved Al. He was special. He was my best friend. He will always be in my heart forever. Until we meet again my friend!

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    Jay Wozniak says

    I was Allen’s UPS driver for the past 6 years. I just learned of his death having recently returned to the neighborhood. He was a great man. He was always cheerful and thoughtful. I would stop by anytime I had some extra time. He always had a cold drink, food, a gift for my kids, or a great story to share. He was extremely generous with all things, especially his time. They simply don’t make um like him anymore, he will be deeply missed.

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    Allison Konrath says

    Al was a great neighbor and I’m going to miss him. He always took the time to talk to me and my dad whenever he saw us, and was always happy to talk football with me. I know he’ll be missed by many.

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