Mary Alice (Mullins) McLallen, of Chillicothe, MO, passed away on Jan 12, 2021.
Mary Alice was born Dec 23, 1933, in Trenton, Missouri, to John Burton Mullins and Jewell Mae (Buckland) Mullins. She was the youngest of 7 children.
After graduating from Trenton High School, Mary Alice received an Associate of Education degree from Trenton Junior College and a Bachelor of Science degree from William Jewel College in Liberty, Mo. Her first teaching job was in the one room schoolhouse at Farmersville, Mo. She has taught at Lathrop, Lawson, and 20 years at Mid Buchanan elementary. She always found it exciting to see children learn and accomplish new things. It was her desire to implant pleasant memories of school and learning into her students. She has indeed influenced so many young lives.
Mary Alice married her sweetheart, Richard Eugene McLallen on Sept 17, 1954. They have 2 daughters. Gayle Flynn of Chillicothe, Mo, has 4 children. Lisa Guinther and John of Louisville, CO have 3 children. There are 5 great grandchildren. Family has always been her center of focus and priority.
Mary Alice has been active in various churches and Christian organizations all her life. She has ministered in several nursing homes, Algoa Youth Detention Center, and home Bible Studies. She also enjoyed Campers for Christ.
In leisure time, Mary Alice enjoyed reading, crocheting and travel. She had the privilege of traveling to Germany, England, Panama, and almost all 50 states. She enjoyed the adventure of travel and the beauty of new places.
Mary Alice was extremely kind, giving and understanding. Truly a woman of faith and utmost character. She will be dearly missed.
Mary Alice is survived by Richard her husband of 66 years, her daughters Gayle Flynn, Lisa Guinther and husband John, 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Mary Alice will be buried at Richardson Cemetery in Laredo, Missouri. A celebration of life will be planned for a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please send cards, letters and memories to: Gayle Flynn, 804 N. Washington St., Chillicothe, MO 64601 or Lisa Guinther, 2263 Cliffrose Ln, Louisville, CO 80027
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