Elizabeth "Betty" Allen, 83, of Clarks Summit, died Saturday at home.
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Born April 13, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Chester and Kathleen Walter Allen. Betty, formerly of Oradell, N.J., moved to Clarks Summit in 1994 to be near her family. She was a graduate of the Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica, Long Island, N.Y., and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Chestnut Hill College, Chestnut Hill. She was a professional executive secretary for Eastern Airlines, New York City, where she had worked for more than 30 years. She was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Clarks Summit.
Betty shared her sharp wit and intellect, especially with her cherished 13 nieces and nephews, who were like her children. A fun-loving, gentle woman with a mind of her own, she had made great strides in life and never let her illnesses hamper her good will. She was an avid Brooklyn Dodgers fan and later a New York Mets fan. From an early age, she was dedicated to listening and later watching their games. Betty was a very faithful woman and a daily communicant. Her special ways will always be near to our hearts. She passed away surrounded by her dearly beloved family.
She is survived by a brother, Chester Allen and wife, Helen, Canyon Country, Calif.; a sister, Kathleen Kehoe, Clarks Summit; 13 cherished nieces and nephews, Kathleen Moreland, Atlanta; Christopher Kehoe, Wilton, Conn.; Michael Kehoe, Falls; William Kehoe, Sussex, N.J.; Virginia Kehoe-Curcerello, Falls; Robert Kehoe, Clarks Summit; Chester and Peter Martin Allen, Saugus, Calif; Carol Stuhmer, Biscayne Park, Fla.; Margaret Bell, Casper, Wyo.; Peter Michael Allen, San Pedro, Calif; Francis Allen, Fountain Valley, Calif; and Dawn Santourian, Calabasas, Calif; numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was also preceded in death by sister, Alice Kline.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Dec. 22, at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of the Snows, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family at Cemetery of the Holy Rood, Westbury, N.Y.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Snows Building Fund, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411 or Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203-7090, crs.org.
Arrangements by the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
For more information, directions, or to send an online condolence, visit www.jenningscalvey.com.
Jennings Calvey Funeral Home
111 Coburn Avenue
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 13, 2012