Archive for Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Mary Catherine Wallace

March 21, 2001

Mary Catherine Wallace

1926-2001

Services for Mary Catherine Wallace, 75, Lawrence, were Monday, March 19, 2001, at First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Wallace died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born Feb. 4, 1926, in Neodesha, the daughter of Floyd and Esther (Everett) McNair.

She taught kindergarten through college during her teaching career in schools in Philadelphia, Chicago, Kansas City, Mo., and Tonganoxie. She moved in 1981 to Lawrence from rural Tonganoxie. She was a volunteer at Lawrence's Riverside School. In addition to teaching art, she was an artist.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, the Lawrence Art Guild, the National Education Association and retired teachers organizations.

She married Arch Nicholson Wallace on Aug. 11, 1944, in Minneapolis, Kan. He died in 1978.

Survivors include four daughters, Sonia Reetz and Carrie Wallace, both of Lawrence, Heidi Wallace, Houston, Angela Wallace, Los Angeles; a sister, Ruth McNair, Lawrence; and six grandchildren.

Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence, handled arrangements.

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