Obituary for Joan McAllister (Austin)
Joan McAllister passed away on Tuesday morning, December 5th, 2017 at Mt. Vernon Place Care Center.
Joan was born on August 28th, 1931 in Elkland, Missouri to James and Ruby Austin. She grew up in the Springfield, Missouri area and spent significant amounts of time with her grandmother, Becky Johnson helping at her grandmother’s restaurant on North National Street.
Joan was married to James Warren McAllister on June 13th, 1950 in Springfield, Missouri. Warren preceded her in death on July 29th, 2010. Warren and Joan enjoyed traveling and made many trips to Colorado, Louisiana and other states during their lifetimes to see family and friends.
Joan enjoyed reading and she also enjoyed attending garage sales and having her own garage sale from time to time as it would give her an opportunity to visit with her neighbors and customers. Joan loved putting together floral arrangements as they always brightened her day.
Joan will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Joan is survived by her sisters-in-law, Mrs. Beach Wells of Springfield, Missouri and Mrs. Ed Vaughn of Goreville, Illinois as well as nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joan’s memory can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee.