Marilyn Anne Mains McAllister, 66, of Amelia, died July 24 after a courageous battle with cancer.
McAllister attended high school at Eastern High School in Wrightsville, Penn., and college at Brigham Young University in Utah, where she received a full tuition scholarship for the College of Nursing. She married Kenneth Fielding McAllister in 1967 and earned her nursing degree in 1968.
They moved from California to Colorado to Missouri before settling down in Amelia, Oh.
She was employed at TriHealth Cincinnati at both Bethesda Oak and Bethesda North Hospitals for 33 years.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many leadership positions in the Cincinnati area Relief Society, Young Women and Primary organizations. She taught early morning seminary class for four years to high school students and also loved teaching adult Gospel Doctrine Sunday School classes. She was also a church organist. Her last assignment was a missionary in Malasia with her husband.
McAllister served two years as PTO president at her children’s middle school. She loved the United States but was also fortunate to visit countries around the world in Europe, Asia and Central and South America. She also liked working in her very impressive garden.
She is survived by her husband Kenneth, children Marcia (Richard) Edwards, Karen (Michael) Wilkinson, Laurel (John) Larson, Rebecca (C. Barr) Hill, Grant (Anna Reynolds) McAllister, and Heather (Colby) Park, 28 grandchildren, siblings Elaine (Arvid) Mortensen, Bradley (Chari) Mains and Alan (Louise) Mains.
Memorial gathering 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Montgomery. Interment at Pierce Township Cemetery. Memorials to LDS Charities Humanitarian Fund, 15 E. South Temple, JSMB, 2E, Salt Lake City, UT 84150.