Retta J. Wallace

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Retta J. Wallace, 84, of the Belfast community, passed away Tuesday Aug. 26, 2014 at her residence.

She was born in Adams County on June 21, 1930, the daughter of the late Nathan and Olive (Humphrey) Pendell.

Besides her parents, she was also preceded by her husband, Carl F. "Pete" Wallace, on Sept. 26, 1992; five sisters, Melva, Helen, Mary, Sarah and Marge; one brother, Mac Humphrey; and son-in-law, James Beatty.

Retta retired after 30 years working at the Bolte Grocery.

She is survived by her two sons, Barry (Jill) Pendell of Hillsboro and Richard (fiance Lora Davis) Hilderbrandt of Hillsboro; two daughters, Sherry Keith of Hillsboro and Robin (Frank) Schoolcraft of Hillsboro; brother, J. Warren "Bud" (Reva) Pendell of Wilmington; and 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Thompson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 at the funeral home.

Donations can be made to the Community Care Hospice, 200 R. Gordon Drive, Wilmington, Ohio 45177.

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Published in Times Gazette from Aug. 27 to Aug. 28, 2014