McKINNEY, Texas — Barbara Rose McAllister, age 75, of McKinney, Texas, passed away on July 1, 2017. She was born October 24, 1941, to Orville and Doris (Rose) Bordewick. On August 12, 1961, Barbara married Kent McAllister in Seward, Kansas.
She loved attending her children’s and grandchildren’s activities and spending time with her family and friends. Barbara enjoyed playing cards, golfing, and outdoor activities. She was a devoted Catholic, wife and mother. Barbara played the organ at St. Clement’s Catholic Church in Bixby, Oklahoma, for 15-plus years.
She is survived by her husband, Kent McAllister of McKinney, Texas; children, Sherrie Embry and husband Steve of Colleyville, Texas, Scott McAllister and wife Sarah of Sanford, North Carolina, Jeff McAllister and wife Jennifer of McKinney, Texas, Mitch McAllister and wife Olimpia of Cedar Hill, Texas; grandchildren, Mack Embry, Austin Embry, Bailey Embry, Elise McAllister, Logan McAllister, Wyatt McAllister, Sierra Prater, Scarlet Prater, Connor McAllister, Joshua McAllister, Kennedy McAllister, Alec McAllister, Isabel McAllister and Nicolas McAllister; great-grandchildren, Amari McAllister and Lillian Embry; brothers, Jerry and Jack Bordewick; and many other loving relatives and friends. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Doris Bordewick, and brothers, Bill Bordewick and Charlie Keller.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 8, at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, 110 St. Gabriel Way, McKinney, Texas 75071. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas. A rosary will begin at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Memory of Barbara McAllister at alz.org. To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit TJMfuneral.com.
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