Clara Bates Allen
1919 - 2012
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Allen, Clara Bates

Pittsboro, SC: Clara Bates Allen, 442 Fearrington Post, Fearrington Village, North Carolina, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 3. Born in Marion NY, May 22, 1919 to Bessie Reynolds and Arthur Henry Bates and was married 64 years to Ralph Daniel Allen, all of whom are deceased.

With the loving devotion of their son Paul, both of the Allens were able to remain in their home until they passed away, Mr. Allen in May 2009.

Mrs. Allen is survived by another son, Mark D. Allen (April) of Waterbury, CT. She is also survived by her sister, Shirley B. Singer of North Syracuse, NY; her brother, Arthur R. Bates (Marjorie) of Clifton Park, NY, and her godson and nephew, Dr. Hal Singer (Diane) of Slingerlands, NY.

Friends and family are invited to call at Stevens Funeral Home 3896 Buffalo St. Marion, NY 14505 from the hours of 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. A memorial service will be held immediately after calling hours.

Local arrangements by Walker's Funeral Home of Chapel Hill.

Online condolences may be made at www.walkersfuneralservice.com in the obituaries section


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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on May 6, 2012.
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May 15, 2012
Clara and Ralph Allen were such important active members in the Congregational Church of Naugatuck. I had lost track of their whereabouts since they left Naugatuck. They had many friends in Naugatuck - they will both be remembered fondly. My sympathy and prayers go out to the families that held them close to their hearts.
Donald Delagrange
May 13, 2012
Clara was a very dear cousin, and her letters, compasion, and wit will be missed eternally!
Raymond Henry
May 7, 2012
Clara was an AAUW friend that I had the pleasure of knowing after I moved to NC.
Mary Peterson
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