We are deeply sorry that we are not able to join you today. Mary always treasured Marcille's kindness at family reunions and other places. She was a true 'gem'. We hold you in our prayers.... Francis and Mary McAllister
Marcille Gladys McAllister, 94, of New London and formerly Mount Union, died Saturday, June 1, 2019 at New London Specialty Care in New London where she had made her home for almost 10 years. She was born March 3, 1925 in Burlington to Carl W. and Alma VanOsdol Smith. On November 20, 1943 she married Keith Ronald McAllister at the Mt. Union United Methodist Church. He died August 6, 2004.
She was a graduate of Danville High School and was a member of Mt. Union United Methodist Church and TTT. Following high school she traveled with friends to Washington D.C. where she worked for the FBI for a short time. Marcille was a lovely homemaker and farmwife who delivered meals to the field. She helped out at Old Threshers and especially enjoyed time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her children; Kenneth L. (Wanda) McAllister, Mt. Union; Pam (Dave) Smith, West Burlington; Travis S. (Stephanie) McAllister, Morning Sun; daughter-in-law, Cindy McAllister, Mt. Union; nine grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren with one on the way; three great-great-granddaughters; and sister Lola (Ron) Wick, Cherry Valley, Illinois.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Tim and sister, Helen Bailey.
The funeral service for Mrs. McAllister will be 2:00 PM Monday at Mt. Union United Methodist Church with Pastor David Morris officiating. The family will greet friends beginning at 1:00 until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Trinity Cemetery, rural Mt. Union. Memorials have been established for Mt. Union United Methodist Church and for the TTT Campers. Online condolences may be left at www.elliottfuneralchapel.com.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
George and Mary Christe
I was a neighbor several years ago and I consider knowing Marcille a blessing in my life. Her sweetness and caring could not be surpassed. Marilyn Bennett
Pam, David and the family. So sorry for your loss. Peace be with your mom.
Lisa, Carl & James