2013-10-26 / News

Celebrates 99th birthday

Catherine Allen recently celebrated her 99th birthday. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School, in Portsmouth, Ohio, in the Class of 1933. Kate is a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Buckeye Lake and past member of the Millersport Lions Club.

She and her late husband, Herb moved from Columbus and spent 30+ happy years living in and working on their home at Fairfield Beach, which they named “Damn near Heaven”. Kate still talks fondly of the many pontoon boat rides on the lake she and Herb had with family and friends, as their eight-track played their favorite calliope tunes.

Her family celebrated her birthday on Saturday, Oct 12, at Buckeye Lake. Her sister, Luellen Vogel from Georgetown, Ohio, attended along with four generations of family and many nieces and nephews. She says she feels, “Fine and Dandy,” adding, “You won’t find better people anywhere, than those at Buckeye Lake. There is always something to do and always somebody willing to help you do it.” Courtesy photo.

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