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Happy 100th Birthday

Alice Ruwe McAllister

Alice Ruwe McAllister, of Maquoketa and formerly of Davenport
and Bettendorf, celebrates her 100th birthday on Sept. 28.
Well-wishers are encouraged to sends cards and notes to Alice
at Clover Ridge, Apt 120, 205 Ehlers Lane, Maquoketa, Iowa,
Alice has been a wife, mother, and teacher for most of her life.
She was married to Eugene F. McAllister on Sept 9, 1950, and
remained his loving wife until his death November 20, 1968.
They made their home in Davenport, part of St. Paul the
Apostle parish, and raised five children.
Alice’s teaching career started in a one-room school house
(Cleona #4) near Durant, near her birthplace in Walcott.
Her teaching continued, after having 5 children, at St. Paul’s.
She taught lower elementary there, 1969 -1989. In retirement she
volunteered as a reading assistant at Garfield and Hoover Schools
in Davenport, and tutored others, including senior citizens.
She also served as a reader of short stories to her fellow residents
at Clover Ridge.
A life-long baseball fan, she still follows the Chicago Cubs
and proudly flies a small “W” flag on her walker, whenever the
Cubs permit. Her memories of baseball go all the way back to
the 1920’s, when her dad, Henry Ruwe, was coach of the local
American Legion baseball team…..Eastern Iowa champions in
1924! With a truly amazing memory, Alice is still able to name
many in the championship photo.
Alice is sharing her special day with her children: Marcia
(Chris Knowles) of Naples, FL; Maureen (Ken Shepro) of
Wayne, IL; Mary (John Melvold) of Maquoketa, Mark (Lori)
of Johnston, IA; and Matt (Becky) of Waukee, IA. Alice has
eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren spread out
from San Francisco, CA to Ramstein, Germany.
Alice thanks everyone for their kind wishes.