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Thursday, April 7, 2005

Margaret Louise McAlister, 88, of Anderson, Ind., and formerly of Rockville, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2005, in Manor Care of Anderson. She moved to Anderson in July 2003.

Born June 10, 1916, in Carbon, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Della Raines White. She was preceded in death by Cyril Martin McAlister, her husband of 46 years, whom she married on June 16, 1935. He died July 15, 1981. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.

She was the retired director of housekeeping at Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle with 18 1/2 years of service.

Survivors include a son, James D. McAlister and his wife, Judy, of Fond du lac, Wis.; two daughters, Marilyn Sue Bernacchi and husband, John, of Anderson and Carilyn Spencer and husband, Bill, of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; four grandchildren, Jeff and Peggy Spencer, Susan and Todd Throgmorton, John Kelly and Laura Spencer and Jamie and Steve Wolfgram; two stepgrandchildren, John Michael Bertacchi and Moria Bertacchi; four great-grandchildren, Samantha and Spencer Throgmorton and Meg and Claire Spencer.

Memberships included Rockville Christian Church, Rockville Friendship Club and she was a past worthy matron of the Rockville Chapter of Order of Eastern Star.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Gooch Funeral Home, 112 Howard St., Rockville, with the Rev. Brad C. Baumgardner officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in North Terre Haute.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and before services on Saturday.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Friends may sign the online guest register at www.goochfuneralhome.com.