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Robert L. McAllister
Robert L. McAllisterGOP ElephantRobert L. McAllister, age 84 of Marysville, died Sunday afternoon October 23, 2011 at the Gables at Green Pastures in Marysville.  He was born November 26, 1926 to the late Xemas and Lorena (Westlake) McAllister.

On September 25, 1949 he married the former Donna L. Cheney in the First United Methodist Church in Richwood and she survives in Marysville.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Richwood and attended the First United Methodist Church in Marysville.  He was a Mason who belonged to lodges in Grand Rapids and Toledo.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy serving during World War II.  He was a licensed funeral director who had worked for Winter’s Funeral Home in Richwood before owning his own funeral home in McClure and Wapakoneta.  After a fire destroyed the funeral home in 1957, he and his family moved back to Richwood.

He was very active in the Republican Party, having worked many years for state Republican chairman Ray Bliss, including a one-year stint in 1960 as clerk of the Ohio House.  He served as Legislative Director for the Ohio Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.  Once during the 1968 Republican National Convention, Bob was the recipient of a beer bought for him by none other than John Wayne, who was in town to support the nomination of Richard Nixon.  Bob retired as a legislative director for the realtors in 1983 and then was appointed to the Ohio Industrial Commission for 9 years, before retiring for good in 1994.

He and his wife Donna have traveled to every state in the U. S. as well as much of Europe.

Besides his wife, he is also survived by a son, Dean (Cindy) McAllister, Grove City; two daughters, Bethany (Dale) Schellin, Marysville; Ann (Steve) Robinson, Marysville; a brother, William (Eileen) McAllister, Columbus; a sister, Margaret “Peg” (Chet) Wolanin, Michigan; eight grandchildren, Josiah (Diana) Robinson, Matthew (Jennifer) Robinson, Rebecca (Jeremy) Miller, William (Emily) Schellin, Bradley Schellin, Emily Schellin, Scott McAllister, and Mary McAllister; and four great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, Brad, who died in a 1974 canoeing accident; three brothers, Gale, Donald and Charles; a sister, Mary Warner; and one grandchild, Benjamin Jacob Schellin.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the Richwood First United Methodist Church with Pastor Joe Rhea officiating.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 PM on Wednesday at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood.  A private burial will take place in Claibourne Cemetery with the Richwood Area Veterans conducting military honors.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Union County Humane Society, 16540 County Home Road, Marysville, OH  43040 or Richwood First United Methodist Church, 18 S. Fulton Street, Richwood, OH  43344.

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#1 from: Mary & Dwight Poole
Waldron, AR
Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 3:49 PM

Donna & Family
I am sorry to hear of Uncle Bob's passing. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Our
thouhts and love go out to you at this time.

Love, Mary, Dwight & Family

#2 from: Tom and Annette Chapman
Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Praying for you in this time of sorrow.

#3 from: Jeff and Barb Swartz
Richwood, OH
Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 4:38 PM

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God's comfort surround you all. May your wonderful memories bring you joy and peace.
We're praying for you.
Jeff and Barb Swartz

#4 from: Jody Cullman
Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Ann, Dean and family~ You are all in my thoughts and prayers.  God Bless you all during this difficult time.  

#5 from: Tom & Amy McCarthy
Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Dear Donna & Family,
We are sorry to hear of your loss. May memories of wonderful times remind you of the joys you share and bring you peace. You are in our prayers.

Tom McCarthy

#6 from: Clark Cheney
St. Charles, IL
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 10:21 AM

Dear Donna and family,
We are saddened by your loss and trust that you find comfort through God's presence.  May you find strength through family, friends and good memories of Bob.

#7 from: Tom Green
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Lynn and I were saddened to learn of Bob's passing.   We enjoyed knowing him (and you). Our sincerest condolences.   He was a very good man!   r
Tom and Lynn Green

#8 from: Donald & Ann Fender Jr
Hillsboro, Ohio
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Donna & Family.   We have many happy memories of working with Bob in association activites.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you

#9 from: Jack Boesch
Dayton, OH 45429
Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Dear Donna, My wife and I wish to offer our sympathy to you and your family upon the loss of Bob, when I was active with OAR we enjoyed the trips with the both of you so much, we will keep you in our prayers.   Sincerely, Jack& Sue Ellen Boesch.  

#10 from: Beverly Trombka
Mandeville, LA
Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Aunt Donna,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  Uncle Bob was a very good man with 84 wonderful years of life.  I know you will miss him terribly. May he rest in peace with Jesus, our savior in heaven.

Beverly, BreeAnne, Kristy, Michaela and Steven  

#11 from: Sue "Hanby" Griffiths
Marion, OH
Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 3:40 PM

Dear Beth & family,
Please accept our deepest sympathies and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.  No words can ease the pain, but we are so sorry for your loss.
Sue & Bruce

#12 from: gene & isabell cheney
Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 4:44 PM

Donna & family. sorry to hear of bob's passing. we will be unable to be with you for the service. our prayers are with you at this time. lots of fond memories of times together

#13 from: GeorgeAnn Charles
Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Donna, thinking of you in the passing of Bob.

It is very hard for me to stand and wait

#14 from: John Gary Warner
Greenbrae, California
Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 9:37 PM

With extraordinary and fond memories of many times spent with Uncle Bob McAllister and his family, we send our love and our deepest condolences to Donna, Bethany, Ann, and Dean and their families, from John Gary Warner and family

#15 from: Johna Nibert
Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 5:18 AM

Donna and family you have our sympathy in the loss of Bob. Our prayers are with you
               Bill and Johna Nibert

#16 from: Nancy Leibensperger
Fresno, Texas
Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 1:25 PM

Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of Bob.  I just got an e-mail from Beverly Trombka telling me about Bob. It's hard to accept that he's gone.  What a great man of character.  So honored to have worked politically in Washington during his lifetime of experiences. We all looked up to Lorena's intelligent and strong children.  I can just imagine the joy and hugs from his loved ones in heaven as he's welcomed home!

Love and prayers.....Nancy Leibensperger

#17 from: Deb/Dave Clayton
Wadsworth, OH 44281
Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 1:44 PM

So sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad.    Thanks for sharing the online video memories.  Please know our thoughts and prayers are with Donna, you and the family.  Deb/Dave Clayton

#18 from: Nancy and Roy Wittebort
Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 3:42 PM

Dear Donna,
Remembering the fun times with you and Bob at the Richwood Fair and the Buckeye football games. I will send you a note like the old fashioned days!!  Call me whenever you want at 303-346-1127.  Love, your cousin, Nancy and Roy

#19 from: Gina Greig
St. Louis, MO
Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 11:55 PM

Dear Ann,
I am so sorry to hear that your dad has passed away. My hugs are around your shoulders! I always thought of you and your parents when I came home and passed your homestead.  So very sorry Ann.  Be strong for your mom ! She needs your strength !  Much Love, Gina (Carey) Greig

#20 from: Annetta Dellinger
Marysville Caregiver Support Group
Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Dear Ann, You have been in my thoughts and prayers. You were such a dedicated caregiver.  You certainly have my sympathy.  Please say hello to your family for me.  I was out of town and couldn't get to the funeral home thus I'm hoping this gets to you.
JOYfully and in God's love, Annetta Dellinger

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