Geneseo Says Farewell to Claire Allen

GENESEO – The following is an obituary posted by Rector Hicks Funeral Home:

Survived by her adoring mom and dad, Deb and Jim; loving big brother, Paul; grandparents Zeke and Judy; uncles Andy and Pat and Lee; aunts Carrie and Carol; honorary family member, Joanie Ballard; and many beloved friends and teachers at GCS, the Valley School of Dance, the loving Geneseo Community as well as furry companions Zelda and Caramel.

Predeceased by her grandmothers Cynthia (her namesake) Barden Allen and Emily Howe; Aunt Mikki Allen; cousin Riley Allen.

Claire was an accomplished musician, athlete, actor, OM-er and writer, having published in or been recognized by local and national organizations, including ‘Stone Soup’ and ‘New Moon’ magazines. She attended Odyssey of the Mind Worlds in 2015 and the Discovery Girls Leadership summit in Northern CA in 2016.

Most of all, she was a dear, sweet, smart, passionate, beautiful soul. Love you forever Lady Bug.

Memorial gifts to Writers and Books, 740 University Avenue, Rochester NY 14607; attention: Claire Allen Scholarship Fund.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00pm at Geneseo Central School on Monday, Sept. 11.

(Photo/Rector Hicks Funeral Home)