Allen, Helen I.
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Brighton: Formerly of Springfield and Chicago, IL at peace with Christ on November 26, 2012. Born September 8, 1918 in Chicago, she was the daughter of the late Wesley N. and Ruth Ada (Keene) Spitler. Her husband, Rev. Thomas Allen whom she married on April 24, 1937 preceded her in death on September 21, 2005. Her 4 brothers and 4 sisters, a niece, 5 nephews and an infant great-grandson also preceded her. She is survived by son, Dr. Thomas W. Allen of Tulsa, OK; daughters, Margaret Hirschfield of Cape Girardeau, MO and Janice Allen Lahman of Irondequoit; 5 grandchildren (including Sean Lahman, staff writer for the D&C) and 14 great-grandchildren. She also leaves a sister-in-law, 29 nieces and nephews, numerous grand-nieces and nephews and a host of Christian friends.
Her Memorial Service will be held Saturday December 15th at 2 PM at the First Baptist Church of Rochester, 175 Allens Creek Rd., Rochester, NY 14618. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Rochester or Hospice of Rochester (Lifetime Care), 3111 S. Winton Rd., Rochester, NY 14613.
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Dec. 8 to Dec. 9, 2012