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Friday, September 5, 2003

Lillian Marie McAllister Gardner, 84, of Mount Dora, Fla., formerly of Reelsville, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at the home of her daughter-in-law in Middlesburg, Fla.

She was born Aug. 31, 1919, in Oka, Mont., the daughter of Charles August McAllister and Eva McFarland McAllister.

She was a 1937 graduate of Reelsville High School. She married John Russell Gardner in 1937; he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her son, Richard Wayne Gardner; her daughter-in-law, Betty Plato; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, all of Florida; one brother, Robert McAllister of Florida; two sisters, Katherine French of Brazil and Lois MacDonald of Rockville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Ronald Dale Gardner; one grandson in infancy; and two brothers, Charles McAllister and James McAllister.

A memorial service will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Mt. Dora at the Allen J. Harden Funeral Home, (352) 383-8178, with Rev. Brackman officiating. At her request, cremation was scheduled with burial of the ashes in the Gardner family plot in Mt. Dora Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are requested for Community Hospice of North-East Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257.