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Obituary for M. Carol McAllister

M. Carol McAllister

M. Carol McAllister died on February 14, 2023, after a short stay in hospice at Friendship Manor, Rock Island.

She was born November 4, 1924, to Dwight and Inez (DeHaven) Phillips in Hay Springs, Nebraska. After graduating high school at 16, she worked locally at the Gambles Store, First National Bank, and Northwestern State Bank. She then attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, where she met her future husband, Lee McAllister. They married on May 27, 1947, and moved to Moline, Illinois, in 1948. To this union, three children were born; Thomas (Cozad, NE); Rebecca (North Platte, NE); and Jeana McAllister (Champaign, IL). While raising her family, Carol was active in PTA, League of Women Voters, and Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church – where she served as treasurer for many years and was involved in the Priscilla Circle and the women's society.

She worked at the Trinity School of Nursing from 1975 to 2000.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

All her children survive. Her sister, Marvel Heuke (Kearney, NE), also survives.

Her final gift was to donate her body to the Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City.

A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. on April 1, 2023, at Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church. Memorials in Carol's honor may be made to that church, where she was an active member for more than 70 years.

Family and friends are invited to share memories and express condolences on her Memory Page at