Ida Wallace

Friday, December 21, 2007

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Ida Wallace, 89, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at her home.

She was born June 9, 1918, in Sikeston, daughter of Cullen Lee and Dora Kappler Oliver. She and Marvin R. "Buddy" Wallace were married Oct. 1, 1938, at Benton, Mo.

Wallace had worked at International Shoe Co. in Sikeston and had been a cook with Sikeston School District. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Richard "Sonny" Wallace of Wichita, Kan., Don Wallace of Avondale, Ariz., James Wallace of Jackson; a daughter, Sharon Taylor of Malden, Mo.; a brother, Eugene Oliver of Sikeston; 38 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, a son, four brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to service time today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. today at the chapel, with the Rev. John Bouldrey officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery.