Bonita Kay "Bonnie" Wallace, 68, of Swansea, Ill., born Sept. 24, 1947, in East St. Louis, Ill., passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, at home surrounded by her family.
Bonnie retired from Southwestern Bell with over 30 years of service in the human resources department. She was also a member of the Ladies Elks Auxiliary Lodge 664. She volunteered much time to the Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois, formerly known as the Women's Crisis Center. She had many social circles including the Card Club, the Lady Bugs, Gateway Getaways RV Club, Vegas Gang, as well as a member and past president of the Jaycees Wives Club of Fairview Heights. Bonnie's personality radiated with family and friends; who described her as an "Angel on Earth". She was a loving and caring wife, mother, Memaw, sister, aunt, cousin and friend; who will truly be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward E. and Bonita, nee Hood, Mueller, Sr.; and a brother, Edward E. Mueller, Jr.
Surviving are her loving husband of 49 years, Daniel G. Wallace of Swansea, Ill.; her children, Daniel E. (Jyl) Wallace of Highland, Ill., Scott M. (Dina) Wallace of O'Fallon, Ill., and Joseph M. Wallace of Swansea, Ill.; her grandchildren, Morgan (Jacob) Strausbaugh, Riley J. Wallace, Rome D. Wallace, Cash D. Wallace, Greer R. Wallace, Jack M. Wallace, and Jenna D. Wallace; her siblings, Charles "Bud" (Joey) Mueller, James (Grace) Mueller, and Rick (Patty) Mueller; her sisters-in-law, Jeanette (Denny) Weilmuenster, Phyllis (Rick) Chandler, and Geri Mueller (wife of late Edward Mueller, Jr.), a special cousin, Jan McCoy; her two best friends, Gloria Cruz and Carolyn Distler; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Memorials are appreciated to the Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois, Belleville, Ill., or to the Belleville Humane Society. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Funeral: A celebration of life will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at the funeral home with Monsignor James Blazine officiating. Inurnment will be held privately at a later date in Lake View Memorial Gardens Fairview Heights, Ill.
LAKE VIEW FUNERAL HOME, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Dec. 26, 2015