Mary Ann McCallister, age 87, of Aurora Missouri, passed away at 4:20 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017, at The Maples Health and Rehabilitation Center in Springfield. She was born August 25, 1929, in Ava, Missouri, the daughter of the late Samuel and Pearl (Pitcock) Exline.

Mary was a 1947 graduate of Ava High School and was a bank teller for the Bank of America in Aurora. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Aurora, the P.E.O. Sisterhood and Eastern Star.

On December 28, 1952, she married Charles Thomas “Coach” McCallister. He preceded her in death on March 20, 2004.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Dr. Sarah McCallister of Springfield and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Her parents, Samuel and Pearl, husband, Charles, brother, Bill Exline and two sisters, Wilma Robertson and Genieve Norman preceded her in death.

A funeral service was held on Monday, May 15, 2017, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora. Burial followed at the Maple Park Cemetery, in Aurora.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Parkinsons Foundation, in care of the funeral home.

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