Sylvia Allen

Obituary of Sylvia Allen

Sylvia A. Allen, 93, passed away on April 15, 2008 at the Steuben County Health Care Facility in Bath.

Sylvia was born on December 10, 1914 in Mt. Morris, NY a daughter of James and Bessie Bickford. She is predeceased by her husband Richard Allen, 2 brothers Karl and Shirley John Bickford, 2 sisters Elsie Plain and Lucille Payne. She worked for Chase Greenhouse in Rush and also with her daughter at the BookDen in Dansville for many years. She loved to read, sew, painted and play the piano.

Survived by her children, Debra (Wayne) Johnson of Wayland, Michael (Marjorie) Allen of Americus, GA, Douglas Johnston of Springwater, and David Johnston of Rochester, grandchildren Matthew Johnson, Michael Allen, Brian McKelvey, Dawn Kimbrill, Lynn Hiers, Dale Johnston, Lori Johnston, and Lisa Johnston, many great Grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 12-1 on Friday April 18th at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home 300 W. Naples St. in Wayland where funeral services will be held at 1:00pm.

Contributions to Wayland Free Library, 101 W. Naples St. in Wayland, NY 14572.in memory of Sylvia A. Allen. Those who wish may light a memory candle for Sylvia at www.bairdfuneral homes.com