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Edna Mae Wallace

Memorial services for Edna Mae Wallace, 92, of Vandalia, were at 3 p.m., Monday at the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia with the Rev. Joel Montgomery officiating. Interment of her ashes will take place at a later date.

Visitation was from 1 p.m., until the time of service at the church.

Arrangements were under the direction of Bienhoff Funeral Homes.

Mrs. Wallace died Friday, June 8, 2018 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

She was born March 25, 1926 in Ralls County, the daughter of Grover and Nettie Alice Bontz Lynn. She married Howard Teague on Feb. 22, 1945 in Vandalia. He preceded her in death Jan. 18, 1993. She then married Eugene Wallace on Aug. 12, 1995 in Vandalia. He preceded her in death March 25, 2011.

Survivors include one daughter, Pat Caldwell and husband , Randy of Vandalia; two stepdaughters, Linda Johnston and husband, Ron of Arvada, Colo., and Marilyn Basinger and husband, Monte, Vandalia; two stepsons, John Wallace and wife, Mary, and Frank Wallace, both of Vandalia; one brother, W. R. Lunn and wife, Val Jean of Sylvania, Ohio; two granchildren, Jan VanBoening and husband, Charles of Auxvasse and Jill Lybarger and husband, Adam of Sedalia; eight stepgrandchildren, Stephanie Richardson and husband, Jeff, Fairbanks, Alaska , Joe Basinger of Montgomery City, McKenzie Wallace, Parker Wallace and Chad Wallace and wife, Annie, all of Vandalia, Alacia Wallace of Perry, Shannon Johnston of Westminister, Colo., and Jessica Erwin and husband, Zac of Knox City; five great-grandchildren; 11 step great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Rowden.

Mrs. Wallace was a lifetime area resident, homemaker and member of the First Presbyterian Church of Vandalia. She belonged to the Monday Study Club, VFW Post 2173 Ladies Auxiliary and she loved to crochet, cook, garden and take care of her flowers.

Her grandchildren asked for her famous burnt carmel cake with a fork for their birthdays.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church or the First Presbyterian Church of Vandalia.

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