Nadine McAlister, 79

Nadine Adeline McAlister, 79, Chili, died at 9:35 p.m., Sunday, May 26, at Caring Hands Health and Rehab, Peru.  She was born July 6, 1933 in Richland Township, Miami County, to Wilford and Jennie Pearl (Weller) Rife.

Nadine was a 1951 graduate of Chili High School.  She married Harold McAlister in Denver, on Sept. 5, 1953; he died March 21, 2006.  She was the custodian at North Miami Elementary School for 20 years.  Nadine was a member of the Chili Baptist Church.

She is survived by two children, Guy McAlister, Peru, and Jeannine (Gene) Gridley, Vine Grove, Ky.; five grandchildren, Jeremy (Stephanie) Townsend, Bellevue, Neb., Corey Townsend, Vine Grove, Amanda (Andy) Fitzgerald, Lafayette, Cameron McAlister, Julia McAlister; and daughter-in-law, Angela (Jim) McAlister Strong, all of Macy; a brother, O.L. "Bud" (Joan) Rife, Kokomo.  She was preceded in death by her husband, son Jay McAlister who died in 1996, her granddaughter, Brenna Shuck who died in 2002, and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held at Chili Baptist Church on Friday, May 31, at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Julie Walker and Rev. Jan Hobbs officiating.  Burial will be in Chili Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Thursday, May 30 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 335 S. Chippewa, Roann and one hour prior to the service, Friday, at the church.

The memorial guest book for Nadine may be signed at

Posted on 2013 May 29