Virginia Lee "Ginny" McAllister, 81, of Quincy, died at 11:05 a.m. Friday (March 10, 2017) in Blessing Hospital.
Born November 7, 1935 in Long Branch, New Jersey, Ginny was the daughter of Ray M. and Stella Nastasia Dennis. On January 31, 1959 she married Army SP-5 Robert "Bob" McAllister in Long Branch, New Jersey. Bob survives.
Ginny was a 1953 graduate of Long Branch High School and attended Traphagen School of Fashion in New York City for 2 years. She later was employed at a paint store and was a waitress at her parents homemade ice cream shop, where Bob discovered they had some really good ice cream.
In 1965, Ginny and Bob moved to Bob's hometown of Quincy. She was a devoted wife and mother and had also worked part time in retail sales for various stores in Quincy, retiring from Brooks in the Quincy Mall. Following her retirement, Ginny volunteered for several organizations, including as a mentor at Ellington School and serving meals at Lampe Hi Rise. She attended Bethel Assembly of God Church and enjoyed traveling and seeing different areas the country, listening to music and going to concerts and local events, but most of all she loved visiting with her family.
Survivors include her husband, Bob; four children, Karen Maxwell of Kewanee, IL, Paul McAllister (Nayelle) of Colorado Springs, CO, Diane Crispin (Roger) of Quincy and Sandy Carson (Matt) of Smyrna, TN; eight grandchildren, Brian Mathews, Amanda Goings (Adam), Tyler McAllister, Evan McAllister, Luke McAllister, Lucinda Crispin, Taylor Carson and Austin Carson; eight great grandchildren; three sisters in law, June Stegeman of Quincy, Betty Cole of Greensboro, NC and Norma McAllister of Quincy; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Ginny was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother in law, Ray E. McAllister.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning (March 17, 2017) at 11:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Keith Garner officiating. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday morning (March 17, 2017) from 9:30 until the time of services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Assembly of God Church or the Illinois Veteran's Home Activity Fund.