Josephine C. Wallace, age 101, formerly of Belle, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at NHC Healthcare in Town and Country, MO.
Josephine was born February 21, 1916, in St. Louis, to the late George and Edna (Shelton) Mines. She attended Roosevelt High School in St. Louis where she graduated in 1934. On July 10, 1936 Josephine was united in marriage to Roland Wallace in St. Louis. He preceded her in death on April 13, 1984.
Josephine was a homemaker and an avid reader. More recently she enjoyed playing Bingo and doing crafts with her friend Georgia and others at the home. She was an animal lover and had many pets through the years. She also donated to many various charities that helped animals including, the Humane Society and the ASPCA global animal rescue association. Above all, she loved spending time with her family.
Josephine is survived by: one son, George Wallace of St. Charles; two daughters, Shirley Kreutzer and her husband Donald of Owensville and Judi Suttle of O’Fallon, MO; six grandchildren: Jeanine Adams of St. Charles, MO., Debra Hempelmann and her husband Don of Owensville, Sharon Lochirco and her husband Mike of Ft. Meyers, FL, Bruce Humphrey and his wife Donna of Troy, MO, Jeff Humphrey and his wife Alicia of Dardenne Prairie, MO, and Angela Mandrell and her husband Scott of St. Louis; sixteen great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great grandchildren as well as many extended family members and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, Josephine is preceded in death by a grandchild, James Wallace, a great-grand child, Jason Wallace, a daughter-in-law, Jeananne Wallace, and an infant son, William Claude Wallace.
Visitation for Josephine will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Sassmann’s Chapel in Belle. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in the Liberty Cemetery near Belle.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Humane Society of Missouri, 1201 Macklind Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110.