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Violet Wallace

Sunday, January 2, 2005

MATTHEWS, Mo. -- Violet R. Wallace, 87, of Matthews, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Jan. 25, 1917, in Hickman, Ky., daughter of James and Janie Tinsley Johnson. She and Miles A. Wallace were married on May 19, 1933. He died on Dec. 20, 1991.

Wallace lived in East Prairie most of her life and was a retired cook with the Anniston School and Charleston school district. She was a member of the Anniston Christian Church.

Survivors include four sons, David Wallace of Sikeston, Milus Gary Wallace of Dorena, Mo., Jack Wallace and Anthony Wallace, both of East Prairie; three daughters, Virginia Greenwood and Glenda Horton, both of East Prairie, and Geneva Hastings of Sikeston; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson; a granddaughter; five brothers; and three sisters.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, Mo., with the Martin Lucas officiating. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery.