Mary Neil Alston passed away on December 28th, 2021, at the age of 89. Cremation is taking place with Potts Chapel. A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 14th, 2022 at 10:00am at the Havana Cemetery.
She leaves behind her husband, Dennis Alston and daughter Ruth Anne Danielson.
Mary Neil was born on July 1st, 1932, in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Owin and Bessie Fogerty. She grew up with two sisters, Margaret and Chris, and two brothers Albert and James.
Mary Neil married Dennis Alston on July 2nd, 1972, in Caney, Kansas. There they lived and raised their four children, Mary Beth, Ruth Anne, Kathryn and Faith Ann.
Mary Neil loved the Lord and her family; she was a wonderful loving and caring mother and grandmother. She enjoyed reading, cooking, and knitting but most of all she enjoyed spending time in her gardens tending to the flowers and vegetables on beautiful spring days.
Mary Neil is survived by her husband, one child, six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. She is proceeded in death by her parents, siblings, three children, and one grandchild.
“The Day God Called You Home” poem by Lindsey Zacher
God looked around his garden and found an empty space.
Then he looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you, lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful, for he only takes the best.
He knew you were in pain.
He saw the road was getting rough, and the hills were hard to climb.
So, he closed your weary eyes and whispered, “peace be thine”.
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you, the day he called you home.