(Cleveland)- The Cleveland City Council took time Monday evening to recognize and pay tribute to a long-time city employee, Laura Beth Allen, who passed away last month at the age of 55 following a battle with cancer.
Mayor Josh Turner read a special resolution that was approved by the council paying tribute to Allen. Turner said Allen was “a friend to our community, “therefore let it be known, we can never replace Beth Allen, but will continue to improve our lives and live our lives as demonstrated by her free spirit. The Lord has accepted Beth Allen into his presence, his good and faithful servant, “ Turner read from the resolution.
Allen worked for the City of Cleveland for 27 years as a finance officer and was described as an indispensable part of the office.
Several members of her family were present for the event last night at Cleveland Community Center, where the city council held their meeting.