Doris M. McAllister

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Doris M. McAllister

October 23, 1925 - December 21, 2018

Doris M. McAllister Doris M. McAllister of Terre Haute, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2018. She was born in Riley, on Oct. 23, 1925, to Macey and Edith (Romas) Bratt. She married Neil McAllister on July 6, 1947, and he preceded her in death in 1974.
Following her work as an optical technician, she became a teacher and retired after 26 years from Fayette Elementary School, New Goshen, in 1988. She immediately returned to Fayette to volunteer in and eventually manage the publishing center, providing countless families with a cherished book written and illustrated by their child. She also volunteered in the Ribbit Store at West Vigo Elementary, where children could make purchases with credits they earned from attendance.
Doris is survived by her loving family, which includes her daughter, Jean Anne Marra, her husband Sam and their daughter Jessica Anne, in Statham, Ga.; her daughter, Marsha McAllister and her husband Dave Haddox, in Anna Maria, Fla.; her sister, Joy Marlene Power; her brother, Darrell Macey Bratt and his wife Nancy (Loving) Bratt, all of Terre Haute; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and their children.
She was preceded in death by her sister, June Maurine Jeffers, from Seelyville; and their brother, Dale Morton Bratt.
Doris was an active member of Alpha Delta Kappa Teachers' Sorority. She loved quilting, knitting, reading, Native American history & culture, and space exploration. She was a devoted fan of ISU basketball-upon her retirement, Larry Bird signed a poster for her. She enjoyed teaching children in Sunday School at the Maple Avenue United Methodist Church. She had several Omer Seamon prints, including one she commissioned of the farm house from her youth in Riley. She collected glass salt cellars and almost anything depicting a bunny. It was no surprise to those who knew her when she received the October 2011 Lifetime Make A Difference Award while at West Vigo to the cheers of the entire student body.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at Samaritan Funeral Home, 2425 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute. A second visitation, beginning at 10 a.m. will precede the funeral service celebrating Doris' life which will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at Maple Avenue United Methodist Church, 1203 Maple Avenue, Terre Haute. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Terre Haute.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Maple Avenue United Methodist Church, where she was a member for over six decades. Online condolences may be left at:
Published on December 22, 2018
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4 posts

Karen Lane
Dec 28, 2018
RIP Aunt Doris! I have so many wonderful childhood memories of spending the summers in WTH i will always treasure!
Kelly Enright (White)
Dec 26, 2018
Marsha, I am so sorry for your loss...your mom and my mom (Mary White) were such good friends. I know my mom always enjoyed doing things with your mom and they did a lot of stuff together at Maple Ave church. I like to think that they are both catching up together in heaven. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Michelle Giacobbe
Dec 24, 2018
Dear Marsha and Jean Anne, My deepest codolences in the loss of your mom.

She was alway so thoughtful and sweet. It was a pleasure to be in her company whenever she would visit CT.

With sincere sympathy,
Jan Robinson
Dec 23, 2018
Thoughts and prayers with you and your families. May you cherish your memories.