Funeral services for Patricia Jean McAllister, 55, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 28, 2017 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Another life taken from this world too soon. That is all that can be said about Patricia McAllister, whom passed away January 24, 2017 in West Plains, Missouri after her courageous battle with cancer.
Known as Patty to all of her friends and family, she was a devoted Wife, Mother, and Grandmother. Married to husband Paul for 34 years, she lived for her family. She never would have guessed her life would take her so far, her journey taking her on a path including Minnesota, North Dakota, Florida, Virginia, and finally to Missouri. Throughout her travels, she found happiness in annual beach trips with her family. When the ocean waves were not crashing outside her door, her time was occupied honing her counted-cross-stitch skills, watching various television programs, listening to music, and caring for her two Chihuahuas. Her family was always her center of attention, with her grandchildren being her latest pride. She spent considerable time providing advice, love, and attention, regardless the distances separating her from those she loved. She will be missed greatly.
She was born September 24, 1961, at Sioux City, Iowa, to James Niehus and Helen Traufler Niehus. On July 24, 1982, she was married at Wadena, Minnesota, to Paul McAllister.
She is survived by her husband, Paul McAllister, of the family home; four children, Dominic McAllister and wife, Erin and Jami Richmond and husband, Josh, all of State of Florida and Elizabeth Skiles and husband, Jacob and Jason McAllister, all of West Plains; three grandchildren, Parker Richmond, Zoe Richmond and Abigail Skiles; one brother, Phillip Niehus and wife, Janet, Craig, Iowa; two sisters, Mary Miller and husband, Floyd, Bismarck, North Dakota and Bonnie Vorderbruggen, Luverne, Minnesota; and many nieces and nephews.
Her parents precede her in death.
Mrs. McAllister will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Friday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ozarks Medical Center Cancer Treatment Center Expansion Fund and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.