Donald L. McAllister, age 84, passed away Nov. 2, 2013 at South Wind Hospice House, Pratt. He was born on Feb. 18, 1929 in rural Stafford Co., Ks, the son of Joseph and Sabina Isabell (Stodgsdill) McAllister.
Donald was a retired farmer and sold real estate for Keller Real Estate in Great Bend for 25 yrs. He graduated from Fort Hays State University receiving his teacher's degree and was a resident of St. John since 1982 coming from the Radium and Seward area. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and his memberships include, Eden Valley Church of the Brethren, past president of the Radium CO-OP and St. John Booster Club.
On June 4, 1953 he married Helen M. (Gerstenkorn) at Great Bend, she passed away in 1973. He then married Lynda L. (Crissman) on Jan. 20, 1979 in St. John, she survives of the home.
Other survivors include, two sons and six daughters, Carey McAllister (Sandra), Macksville, Timarie Walters (Ron), Hudson, Clayton McAllister (Nancy), Great Bend, Janet McKemy (Stephen), Houston, TX, Kayla Clowers, Macksville, Jamie Keiter (Michael) Ottawa, Cassie Blakeslee, St. John, Melissa McAllister (Eric Hermanns),Smith Center; 19 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by a daughter, LuAnne McAllister; a brother, Orville McAllister and 6 sisters, Mildred Durant, Wanita Baker, Eulita Fox, Margaret Savoy, Dorothy Schilling and Bernice Smith.
Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the IOOF Lodge, St. John with Pastor Tom Harrison presiding. Burial will follow in the Fairview Park Cemetery, St. John. Visitation will be from 1-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with family present from 5-7 p.m.. Memorials may be given to the Eden Valley Church of the Brethren, South Wind Hospice or donor's choice, all in care of Minnis Chapel, P.O. Box 34, St. John, Ks 67576.