Adele Allen

Adele (Kiddo) Rose Allen – age 79 of Clare passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Adele was born Adele Rose Schoff, in Detroit Michigan on July 7, 1935 to parents Delbert and Viola (Bowerman) Schoff. On October 3, 1953 Adele married David Brock Allen in Lake Orion and together they raised four children eventually settling in Clare, Michigan where she lived for most of her adult life. Adele was an avid swimmer, horsewoman, gardener and reader. She loved the outdoors, yet knew how to make a house a home and kept an open door for any person or animal in need. In addition to being warm and kind, she was extremely bright and artistic. As a teen, she was offered a scholarship to the prestigious Detroit Institute of Art, reflective of her natural creativity and artistic ability. In addition to raising 4 children, she volunteered as a horse 4-H leader for 25 years, introducing many young people to the joys and responsibilities of training, caring for, and riding horses. Adele was a gentle and patient teacher who always made learning fun. This was true as a 4-H leader, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Being a lifelong learner, Adele started her college career after raising her children and obtained an undergraduate degree in Biology from Central Michigan University in 1982. She later obtained her real estate license and worked for Century 21 Realty for 25 years. Adele was a devoted wife and mother, and loved planning and hosting family gatherings for all of the holidays and birthdays, and especially Christmas. She will be forever missed by her beloved husband of 61 years, David, three sons; Russell Allen and partner, Deanna Edwards of Clare, Roger Allen and wife Kayla of Clarkston, David Allen and wife Paula of Farwell, one daughter, Rebecca Allen and partner, Kitty O’Neil of Canton, NY, seven grandchildren; Jason, Jessie, Justin, Brandon, Amber, Austin, Bryanna, eight great-grandchildren; Avery, Jaden, Damien, Cody, Joey, Mattie, Ellie, Kennedy, and brother John Schoff and wife Marcy of Cheboygan. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister Jacqueline Portwood. Cremation has taken place per her wishes. Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund at PO Box 10086, Toledo, Ohio 43699 or at Memories and condolences may be shared online at

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