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Mary Jo Wallace

June 15, 1930 — July 27, 2021

Mary Jo Wallace

Mary Jo Wallace passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon, July 27, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born June 15, 1930, in Lima, Ohio to the late Carl and Goldie (Burket) Hull.

Growing up in Lima with her sister Jean, and after graduating from Lima Central High School, Mary Jo worked for City Loan and Savings in Lima.

While visiting Indian Lake with friends she met her future husband, James B. Wallace who preceded her in death in 1993. They were married December 29, 1951, and soon thereafter settled into their first and only home together on Wolf Island at Indian Lake later to be joined on the island by their closest friends and neighbors Bill and Marjorie Reed.

There they lovingly raised two sons, Greg Wallace of Indian Lake and Jim Wallace of Cincinnati, Ohio, along with four daughters, Sharon (Dave) Corwin of Lewistown, Ohio, Julie (Rick) Gillette of Lake Orion, Michigan, Susie (Randy) Taylor of Minster, Ohio and Deb (Tony) Ricci of Cincinnati. All of whom survive along with fourteen Grandchildren and twenty seven precious Great Grandchildren. Mary Jo was preceded in death by her sister Jean Miller and favorite daughter-in-law Deb (Cooper) Wallace.

Once her children were grown, she joined her husband at the office as co-owner of Schuler Marina working alongside her sister Jean and other members of the family until retirement in 1994.

She was a member of the St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Russells Point, Ohio where she was actively involved and volunteered for many of the church service organizations. She sang in the choir and taught at the school of religious education, conducted both First Communion and Confirmation classes and was a Eucharistic minister traveling to provide communion to shut-ins including the residents of Otterbein, Cridersville Senior Living Community where she herself would reside for a short time at the end of her life.

Mary Jo was an extraordinary, caring individual who was at her happiest when in the service of others.

Services will be held Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at the St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Russells Point. Family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the church followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. with Father Shawn Landenwitch officiating.

Interment will follow the services at the Huntsville Cemetery in Huntsville, Ohio.

The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine, Ohio is honored to serve the Wallace family.

D.S.

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Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 am

St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church

464 Madison Ave, Russells Point, OH 43348

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am

St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church

464 Madison Ave, Russells Point, OH 43348

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