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Donna L. McAllister
Donna L. McAllisterBird Gold FinchDonna L. McAllister, 89, of Marysville died peacefully and unexpectedly at home Saturday evening December 9, 2017. Donna’s family is comforted by the fact that she was able to be at home and take care of herself right up to the end.

She was born in Richwood, on October 12, 1928 to the late Charles A. and Nora Belle E. (Mann) Cheney.

A 1946 Graduate of Richwood High School, she married Robert L. McAllister on September 25, 1949 at the Richwood First United Methodist Church and he died October 23, 2011. She was also preceded in death by a son Brad, who died in a 1974 canoeing accident, son in law, Dale Schellin and grandson, Benjamin Jacob Schellin.

During their 62 years of marriage, Donna and Bob had 4 children, 9 grandchildren and 8 greatgrandchildren. Throughout the many years of their numerous career pursuits, they were able to visit every state in the US and travel throughout most of Europe. Donna had a keen eye for class, style, talent, elegance and music. She was a smart, classy, hardworking and thoughtful woman. She often reserved her opinions on most matters, keeping them to herself. However, those that knew her best know she had an opinion on most everything and would, usually with a dry wit, gladly give it if asked.
She loved her many friends and her family, as well as books, puzzles, taking care of her yard, feeding the birds and baking.

Donna was a longtime member of the Richwood First United Methodist Church, and during her working career she had worked as an executive secretary for WMRN in Marion, the Worthington Presbyterian Church, the Worthington High School and retiring from the Union County Soil and Water.

She will be missed by all, especially by her longtime friend Barbara Holcomb. The family is eternally grateful for the caring and compassion of Becky Kuker, her friend and part time caregiver.

Donna is survived by three of her children; Bethany Schellin, Columbus, Ann (Steve) Robinson, Marysville and Dean (Cindy) McAllister, Grove City; a sister, Dottie (Nick) Wall, Marion; a brother in law, William(Eileen) McAllister, Columbus; Eight grandchildren, Josiah L. Robinson, Matthew (Jennifer) Robinson, Rebecca (Jeremy) Miller, William (Emily) Schellin, Bradley (Haley) Schellin, Scott (Cindy) McAllister,Emily (Andy) Burton and Mary (Michael) Hathaway; eight great grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday December 15, 2017 at the Richwood First United Methodist Church at 11:00 am, Pastor Joseph Rhea will officiate, burial will follow in the Claibourne Cemetery, friends may call Thursday from 4-7 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Richwood First United Methodist Church 18 South Fulton Street Richwood, OH 43344 and or the Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc. 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047, this is in memory of her husband Bob.

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 5:15 PM

We are so sorry for your loss of a beautiful lady. Donna always had a smile and a greeting whenever we saw her out and about.  She was much like her mother in that way.  I stole the name Bethany for my oldest daughter from her and Adele for the middle name of my second. Our condolences to her whole family.  Doris and Richard Griffith

#2 from: Nancy Hoffman
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 6:48 PM

Donna was like a second mom to me growing up.  She was such a loving, caring and fun lady.   She was one of my moms best friends.  She truly was a “beautiful lady”.  Hugs to family!

#3 from: Virg and Jani Rankin
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 9:48 PM

So sorry for your loss.  Donna was such a beautiful lady.  She always had a smile and was so classy.  I know she was a wonderful Mother and will be dearly missed.  You are all in our prayers.

#4 from: Candy Hester Love
Savannah, GA
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 9:45 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss of such a beautiful lady.  She was always so sweet to me when I was growing up in Richwood.  May your cherished memories bring you comfort and surround your grieving hearts.  God bless each of you.  

#5 from: Dan & Judy Adelsberger
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 12:42 PM

So sorry to hear about Donna. She was a wonderful person and always enjoyed her and Bob when they came into the restaurant. They can be together now again. Take care. Dan & Judy Adelsberger.

#6 from: Dave/Deb Tevis Clayton
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 10:10 AM

Ann, Dottie and all family members,
Dave and I send our thoughts and prayers. I'm sure your Mom/Sister will be missed by all who knew her... Another angel to rest in peace.
~ Dave/Deb Tevis Clayton

#7 from: Barb Ulrich
Catalpa Pl.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 11:15 AM

We will miss visiting Donna on a daily walks past her house.  Laci always looks to see if she is out or sitting in the garage reading her mail or working in her garden.  Several weeks ago she walked past our house and Laci got all excited and went and got a toy - Donna was walking past our house, and she recognized her.  
So sorry for your loss, she will be missed by many.  Such a sweet and fun lady.  

#8 from: Rebecca George
Richwood, Ohio
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 9:54 AM

Remembering the late 1940s and early 1950s when some of us were young!  As a young legal secretary I roomed with Donna's parents, "Chuck and Norie."  It was there I was introduced to horse racing and staying up for hours as Nora Belle played her baby grand piano.  Those were memorable times.  Donna and Bob were newlyweds living above the funeral home.
 One day I was having lunch with them at Boyd's Restaurant when I developed a severe pain in my back and legs.  They rushed me to the doctor who couldn't determine what was wrong.  Those was the years when polio was frightful. Later that was determined to have been my first kidney stone attack.  Not good, but better that polio!
 I'm sure you all have many memories to cherish.
Blessings to Donna's loved ones.
Becky George

#9 from: Mary Howell
Marion, Ohio
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 4:48 PM

To all of Donna's family,
I remember the first time I met Donna, she was so sweet and a beauitful lady.  I know she'll be missed by so many. Keeping her family in prayer. Mary Howell  

#10 from: Msry Poole
Waldron Ar 72958.  
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 3:28 PM

So sorry to hear of Aunt Donna's passing
I remember her and Uncle Bob's wedding. It was my first wedding and I wanted to look like a princess to, when I grew up.     Í

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