WEST LAFAYETTE -- Maxine McAllister Harstine of Fullerton, Calif., passed away May 12, 2010, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

She was born Jan. 23, 1926, on a farm near Plainfield, to John and Helen (Klein) McAllister. She was the oldest of four children and graduate of Plainfield High School.

She is survived by her son, David (Gale) Harstine of Mt. Vernon; daughter, Ruth (Don) Martin of Gardnerville, Nev.; grandchildren, Clint Martin of Gardnerville, Nev., and Julie (Sean) McGee; great-grandson, Connor McGee of Carson City, Nev.; and a sister, Carol (Dan) Ringer of Kimbolton.

She retired from the accounting department of Rockwell International (Boeing).

Burial will be at Fairfield Cemetery at West Lafayette.

Contributions for those who wish can be made to the charity of the donor's choice.