KATHLEEN S. ALLEN (nee Metcalf) age 65, beloved wife for 43 years of Craig; loving mother of Ryan (wife Erica) and Lauren Baird (husband Nick); devoted Baba of Emery, Ellie, Charlotte, Landry, and Violet; cherished daughter of the late Kenneth and Jeanne Ann (nee Finneran) Metcalf; dearest sister of Thomas Metcalf, Ann George (husband Pat), Steve Metcalf (wife Debbie), and Mary Kay Olson (husband Tom); sister-in-law of Lynn and Howard Chilberg; dear aunt and great-aunt of many.
Kathy resided in Solon with her family for 36 years and grew up in Euclid. Kathy graduated from Villa Angela High School and attended Lakeland Community College. She was a preschool teacher at Bainbridge Christian Preschool for many years.
Kathy was an avid reader, bird watcher, and traveler. She enjoyed spending time in nature and on the beach, listening to violin music pieces, and volunteering at church. She was very social and never met a stranger. She loved to open up and share life with the people around her and had a great sense of humor. Kathy was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be dearly missed by so many.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Kathy to Hospice of the Western Reserve P.O Box 72101 Cleveland, Ohio 44192. Relatives and friends are asked to meet for Mass of Christian Burial Friday, June 24, 2022, at Holy Angels Catholic Church 18205 Chillicothe Rd, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023 at 11 AM. Burial following at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Kathy at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) THURSDAY 4-8PM.
Charity Name: HOSPICE OF THE WESTERN RESERVE INC
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Gail Blanchette Thomas
So very sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. We went to grade school together and had many sleepovers and time at the lake. We remained friends even after I moved away after High School. She was also in my wedding. My memories of Kathy was that she was always so much fun to be around. To Craig, Lauren, Ryan and all the family & friends my sincerest condolences. May Kathy’s memory bring you all peace knowing she lived her life devoted to family and children, doing what she loved most. I am holding you all up in prayer.
Kathy, May your gentle and loving soul keep resting in the blossom of the Lord Almighty, IJN Amen!!
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. I can remember as a little girl hanging out at your house with Kathy, playing with the baby dolls in the hallway and her driving by in the neighborhood catching me running around outside. So very sorry for your loss.
Peace to you Kathy, you were a gentle , loving and caring person and those qualities will live on in your family. Comfort and sympathies to all in your extended family.
Brian D. Lawrence
Kathy was a second mother to me growing up and one of the kindest people I have ever met. She will be greatly missed, but the wonderful memories she has left us with will always be cherished. I know she will be watching down on all of us
Robin and Larry Collins
Dear Allen and Olson Families,
Our sincere condolences in the loss of your beloved Kathy. Our hearts and prayers go out to you at this most difficult of times. May her memory be a blessing for all the days to come. G-d bless
Robin and Larry Collins
Dear Craig, Lauren, Ryan and family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember Kathy as a warm, kind, and loving person. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
Denise Meaney Robicheaux
Very sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. We met through mutual friends in high school and I remember some crazy great times and lots of laughter. Condolences to her family and friends. Love and prayers to all.