Obit -- Iney Wallensby Olivia
Iney Wallens passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 2, after a long and wonderful life. Iney had a fantastic, fulfilling and long-running career, and her accomplishments are endless.
For over 40 years, Iney fulfilled the role of a very popular personality in the radio and television entertainment industry and was widely recognized for promoting countless worthy charities and organizations. She was a tireless community ambassador and volunteer who devoted untold hours to worthy causes. Iney was director/producer of the Niagara Falls Little Theater and starred in many of their plays.
Most importantly, Iney was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and loving wife to Phil Wallens who predeceased her on Aug. 10, 2000. Her beautiful spirit will live on through her son Dr. Todd Wallens of Grand Island, daughter Bonnie McClure of Niagara Falls, beloved daughter-in-law Sally Wallens, and son-in-law Nolan McClure, grandchildren, Rachel (Scott) Flack-Dunn, Justin (Erica) Wallens, and Jeremy Wallens, seven great-grandchildren, Leah, Evan, Braden, Shane, Liam, Connor and Collin, sister, Gloria (late Charles) Sandler of Williamsville, her dear friend Jeanne Beales and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by one sister Alberta (late Milton) Tulley.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 4 - 9 p.m. at M.J. Colucci & Son Niagara Funeral Chapel located at 2730 Military Rd. in Niagara Falls where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Barry Lillis, officiating.
Entombment in Riverdale Cemetery, located in Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, Iney's family gratefully requests donations to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive Lockport, NY 14094.