Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 12, 2012

Blanche L. McAllister


TRAVERSE CITY — Blanche Lee McAllister, 92, of Traverse City passed away Nov. 11, 2012 at Cherry Hill Haven.

Blanche was bon on Dec. 20, 1919 in Owensboro, Ky. to the late Reatus and Pearlee (Cook) Sublett. She was raised in Flint.

On Dec. 24, 1944 Blanche married Glen R. McAllister in Flint.

Blanche was a member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary. She was a wonderful mother and was very active with all of her children's activities. She enjoyed spending time at Canadian Lakes and winters in Leesburg, Fla. In her spare time she enjoyed cross stitch and reading.

Blanche is survived by her daughter Janice McAllister of Cedar, son Gary McAllister of Lake Orion, and daughter Julie McAllister of Manistee and Cedar and one grandchild Andrew Girrell of Traverse City.

Blanche was preceded in death by her husband Glen in 2007 after sharing 63 years together, sisters Mintie, Katie, and brother Walter.

Graveside services will take place at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Christian Memorial Cultural Center in Rochester.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Michigan.

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The family is being served by Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home.