Allen A. Pearce, 80, of Kansas City, died Jan. 5, 2005, at the Independence Health Care Center, where he had been for about three weeks. Mr. Pearce was born June 15, 1924, in Kansas City. Graveside services are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, KS. He served in the U.S. Marines and received two Purple Hearts. After his service to the country, he worked as a freight specialist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, from where he retired. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ann B. Pearce of Kansas City. Mr. Pearce is survived by niece, Peggy Oxler of Overland Park, KS, her husband, Dr. John Oxler and their children, Jed and Lark. He also is survived by his friend and caregiver, Josephine Thomas of Kansas City. (Arr: McGilley Midtown Chapel).