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Obituary: Myrtie Curry McAllister, 95, Adair native

Mrs. Curry was a member of respected families with deep roots in Adair County, KY, as well as in Illinois, where she will be buried. Many relatives still here. She leaves 95 living direct descendants to mourn her passing

Myrtie Curry McAllister age 95 of Mason City, IL formerly of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, September 29, 2010 in Lincoln, IL.

The funeral service was held Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL. Graveside service was at 1:00pm at Stout Cemetery, Chatham, IL.

Pallbearers: Danny Blankenship and David Karnes of Leitchfield, KY, Rick Blankenship of Columbia, KY, Brian Augustus of Paris, IL, Ray Curry of Easton, IL, and Kyle Robertson of Mason City, IL.

Myrtie Curry McAllister, 95, Adair Co., KY native (1915-2010)

Myrtie was born June 18, 1915 in Adair Co., KY. She was daughter of the late Bud and Ida Pennington Karnes. She died September 29, 201, in Lincoln, Logan Co., IL, at the age of 95 years, 3 months, and 12 days.

She married Ray Curry on December 23, 1931. He preceded her in death in December, 1958. She then married Alfred McAllister on April 23, 1973. He preceded her in death on November 13, 1984.

She is survived by the following:
  • Six sons: Sammie ( Eileen) Curry of Mason City, IL; Louie (Barb) Curry of Maroa, IL; Jerry (Brenda) Curry of Garden Prairie, IL; Howard (Patty) Curry of Dietrich, IL; Mike (Christine) Curry of Belvidere, IL; Charles Curry of Leitchfield, KY

  • Nine daughters: Gladys Blankenship of Columbia, KY; Juanita Karnes of Leitchfield, KY; Mary Tucker of Leitchfield, KY; Betty (James) Humphres of Effingham, IL; May Powell of Adel, GA; Joan Cunningham of Paris, IL; Linda (Ed) Augustus of Paris, IL; Deloris Parrent of New Baden, IL; and Sharon (Carl) Gray of Auburn, IL

  • 35 Grandchildren

  • 38 Great grandchildren

  • Seven great great grandchildren

  • and many other relatives and friends.
  • She was preceded in death by her parents, her 2 husbands, 5 brothers Robert, Vertus, Ray, Gladys and Guy Karnes, 2 daughters June Preston Curry and Carolyn Ann Curry, 2 Grandsons and 2 Great Grandchildren.

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