Mary Ann McCallister


Mary Ann McCallister, age 87, of Aurora Missouri, passed away at 4:20 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017, at The Maples Health and Rehabilitation Center in Springfield.  She was born August 25, 1929, in Ava, Missouri, the daughter of the late Samuel and Pearl (Pitcock) Exline.

Mary was a 1947 graduate of Ava High School and was a bank teller for the Bank of America in Aurora.  She was a member of the First Christian Church in Aurora, the P.E.O. Sisterhood and Eastern Star.

On December 28, 1952, she married Charles Thomas “Coach” McCallister.  He preceded her in death on March 20, 2004.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Dr. Sarah McCallister of Springfield and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Her parents, Samuel and Pearl, husband, Charles, brother, Bill Exline and two sisters, Wilma Robertson and Genieve Norman preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora.  Burial will follow at the Maple Park Cemetery, in Aurora.  Visitation will be held from 1:00–2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017, in the funeral home chapel.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Parkinsons Foundation, in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at this website.



1:00-2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home

303 S. Jefferson Ave., Aurora, MO, 65605

  Funeral Service

2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home

303 S. Jefferson Ave., Aurora, MO, 65605


Following Service

Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora, MO

Online Condolences


Add new comment

Scott Pettit

Sarah, your Mom and Dad meant so much to me, great neighbors, great people. God blessed you and your family.

 Posted May 22, 2017 - 9:45am
Debbie Lewis

Sarah--I am very sad to hear of the passing of your Mom. She was the most sweet and kind woman. I loved her wonderful smile and positive attitude. I enjoyed working with her at the bank. My prayers for comfort and peace are being offered up to God right now.

 Posted May 16, 2017 - 1:07am
Kim (Estes) McCully-Mobley

I am so sorry to hear of this. I just now saw the obit online. My thoughts and prayers are with those who loved Mary Ann.

 Posted May 15, 2017 - 4:51pm
Julie Fairchild

Very saddened to hear of your mom's passing. Our condolences.

 Posted May 15, 2017 - 10:37am
Randall Smith

Mary Ann and Mac were friends of my parents in Mtn. Grove and throughout the years, and both were positive influences in my life. Mary Ann always had a smile and kind words to say to me. For several years my mother was a resident of the same assisted living facility as was Mary Ann so I got to visit Mary Ann regularly and take her peaches.. She was a wonderful lady.

 Posted May 15, 2017 - 8:01am
Carol Ann Pilkenton

Sarah, you had the most beautiful mother inside and out. May God be with you. Love and prayers, Carol Ann & J,D, Pilkenton

 Posted May 14, 2017 - 6:45pm

Share Memories, Celebrate Lives.

More information
  • Files must be less than 3 MB.
  • Allowed file types: png gif jpg jpeg.
6 + 4 =

Vertical Tabs