Betty Allen

Obituary of Betty Allen

Betty Jean Allen

Dundee: Betty Jean (Berryman) Allen, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Homestead in Penn Yan, NY. Mrs. Allen was born on June 28, 1930 in Dundee, NY. After graduating from Dundee Central School in 1948, Betty married John Robert Allen on November 26, 1949.

Left to honor Betty's memory and remember her love are Betty's husband of 67 years John Robert Allen; her four sons, Thomas (Rhonda) Allen, Edward (Virginia) Allen, Bruce Allen, and Brian (Roxanne) Allen, all of Dundee; seven grandchildren, Timothy (Reisha) Allen, Joseph Allen, Casey Allen, David (Rebecca) Allen, Morgan Allen, Jennifer (David) Clancey, and Natalie Allen; and four great grandchildren, Justin, Marshall, and Mickayla Allen, and Lilith Woodas.

Betty was predeceased by her parents Thomas and Bertha Berryman, brother Wilbur (Leona) Berryman, and sister Marjorie (John) Putnam.

Betty was a member of the Order of Eastern Star for 69 years. She served as Tyrone Order of Eastern Star Matron in 1966 and was the District Deputy Grand Matron of the Chemung-Schuyler-Tioga District Order of the Eastern Star State of New York in 1991.

After graduating from high school Betty was employed by Dundee State Bank. She was also employed by the Belle's Shop in Dundee, part owner of the Sport Shop in Dundee, and cleaned houses for several families over the years. Betty loved gardening, walking, and reading. However, her main focus in life was to care for her family. Her wonderful bread and cookie making skills will never be forgotten, nor will her care and concern for others.

A celebration of life for Betty Jean Allen will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society 1120 S. Goodman St. Rochester, NY 14620, the Mustard Seed Attic PO Box 73 Tyrone, NY 14887, or the Lamoka Lodge #463 C/O Tim Allard, Secretary 4846 Cross St. Campbell, NY 14821.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home in Dundee, NY. Online condolences can be sent by visiting