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Phyllis Audrey (High) McAllaster Battle Creek Phyllis Audrey (High) McAllaster, age 82, of Battle Creek, passed away April 1, 2013. Phyllis was born November 11, 1930 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Harvey and Irma (Fosdick) High. She married Gordon "Gordy" A. McAllaster on July 23, 1950 and he preceded her in death on November 14, 2007. Phyllis was raised in Battle Creek, graduating from Central High School in 1948. She was employed at Michigan Bell for 13 years until she and her husband purchased and operated the Albion Beverage Company for 30 years before they both retired in 1994. Summer weekends were spent in South Haven, fishing with and enjoying the company of family and friends. Phyllis and Gordy wintered in Florida after they retired. Phyllis enjoyed golfing, camping, reading, the "girls club" and gambling. Phyllis is survived by her daughters: Carol McAllaster of Battle Creek, and Susan (John) Hammond of Climax; her son: Gordon (Kim) McAllaster of Battle Creek; her granddaughters: Heather Caldwell of Kalamazoo, Amy Merrill of Portage, Ashley McAllaster of Kalamazoo, and Kelsey McAllaster of Battle Creek; 4 great grandchildren; and her brothers and sister: Richard (Barbara) High of Delton, Harvey "Tom" (Wauneta) High of Hudson, MI, Burget (Mary Jane) High of Battle Creek, Judy Wright of Battle Creek, Alfred "Jim" (Sara) High of Wenatchee, WA, and Michael (Beverly) High of Battle Creek. Besides her husband Gordon, Phyllis was preceded in death by her nephew: Ben Robb. Funeral services for Phyllis will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 12:00 noon at the Royal Funeral Home, Battle Creek. Visitation will be on Thursday from 3-5 PM. Burial will be in Michigan Memorial Park, Battle Creek. Memorials in Phyllis' name may be directed to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Apr. 3, 2013
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