Born: Spencer, NY 1896
Died: September 30, 1982
Married: Enoch "Bill" Page Allen
Children: William Page Allen
Ona Wheeler Allen was known for her private duty nursing and taking care of neighborhood children. She came to Saranac Lake as a child and lived with her Aunt Hattie and Uncle Will Skinner. She worked at 36 Kiwassa Road.
Press-Republican, October 2, 1982
Ona W. Allen
She was born Feb. 9, 1896, in Spencer, the daughter of William. and May (MacWhorter) Wheeler. She had been a resident of Saranac Lake for the past 82 years. Years ago she was employed as a licensed practical nurse for Dr. Wardner. She was also a private duty nurse for many area cure cottages.
Her husband, William E. Allen, died in 1981.
She leaves a son, William P. Allen of Saranac Lake; a sister, Mrs. Iva Gould of Horseheads; two grandchildren, Miss Ona Allen of Vancouver, Wash, and William Allen of Saranac Lake; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Fortune Funeral Home from 1 to 3 p.m. today.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at the funeral home. The Rev. William Hayes will officiate.
Burial will follow in Pine Ridge Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Saranac Lake Rescue Squad.