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DOWNSVILLE - Chyanne D. Allen, 34, of Downsville, died tragically, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at Albany Medical Center, as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in the town of Franklin.
Chyanne was born July 10, 1983, in Walton, the daughter of Robert Allen and Terry (Mills) Allen.
She was a graduate of Downsville Central School and SUNY Oneonta, majoring in graphic arts and design.
She was employed by Fox Care, Oneonta, as a medical transcriptionist.
She was a member of the Honor Society while in high school, American Legion Auxiliary, and St. Mary's Episcopal Church, all in Downsville.
Chyanne was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare genetic disorder referred to as brittle bone disorder. This debilitating disorder did not hold her back. She was a bright and inquisitive young lady, who loved life, her family and many friends. She enjoyed school dances, nail and make-up gatherings, and was the recipient of the 2011 Polar Bear Club Award.
Chyanne is survived by her loving family, her father, Robert Allen; her mother, Terry Allen; sister, Brandy and Randy O'Dell, all of Downsville; one brother, Shawn Hand of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; nieces and nephews, Cierra and Tyler Hand and Seth and Lacey O'Dell; aunts and uncles, Donald Mills, Gene and Judy Mills, Sandy Elmore, Roxanne Bartollio, Jim and Goldie Mills, Mickey and Pat McClenon, Tracey Wilson and Mary Roughgarden; several cousins and friends.
Friends and relatives are invited to call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 28, at the Colchester Community Church, 15151 State Highway 30, Downsville, with the Revs. R.L. Donahue and Michael Shank officiating.
Arrangements are with Courtney Funeral Home, Walton.
Memorial contributions in Chyanne's name may be made to Canine Companions for Independence, Miller Family Campus, 286 Middle Island Road, Medford, NY 11763.
Published on December 26, 2017
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