Marion-Charlene Joanne Wallace, age 88, of Marion, passed away at 9:14pm on Friday, October 30, 2020 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale due to complications from Covid 19.
Charlene was born in Galesburg on November 19, 1931, the daughter of Charles and Josie (Eggers) Hibbard. She married James Wallace on June 26, 1949 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death on January 10, 2013.
Charlene was a member of the Heartland Christian Church in Marion. Prior to her retirement, she had worked as a book keeper for a sporting goods store in Galesburg.
Son- Steven Wallace of New Baden
Son- Mark and Cheri Wallace of Sierra Vista, Arizona
Daughter- Betty Bennett of Farmington
Son-in-law- Nick Spencer of Marion
Five Great Grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Sarah Spencer, passed away just two days prior, also due to complications from Covid 19, two grandchildren, and one sister- Imogene West.
Joint funeral services will be held to celebrate the lives of Charlene and her daughter, Sarah. Private funeral services will be held at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion with Minister Greg Gibbs officiating. Private burial will follow at Palestine Cemetery in Omaha.
A time of visitation will be held for family and friends from 5-8pm on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion. Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, social distancing and the wearing of masks will be required.
For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Heartland Christian Church. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home; 800 N Market Street; Marion, IL 62959.