Charlene Joanne Wallace

Nov 19th, 1931 - Oct 30th, 2020


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Fri, Nov. 6th, 2020 5:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM




Palestine Cemetery

Charlene Joanne Wallace

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.

Survivors include:

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

Six grandchildren

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.

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6 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Jonetta Ross

    From: Surprise, Arizona

    Date: November 3, 2020

    You were a amazing person , You will be missed
    All our love

  • Guest: Kari Schrader

    From: Asheville, North Carolina

    Date: November 3, 2020

    So grateful for Jo in my life; love and support to you all.

  • Guest: Sara Swank Mendez

    From: Wilmington, North Carolina

    Date: November 4, 2020

    I will greatly miss catching up with Aunt Jo during our online scrabble games and seeing her smiling face at family gatherings. She will be greatly missed.

  • Guest: Pam Eagle

    From: Knoxville, Illinois

    Date: November 4, 2020

    I worked with Jo at Gale Wards in the 90s. She always talked about her kids, Sarah I knew, but Steve, Mark and Betty I didn’t but Jo loved each one of you kids and was so proud of you! She was great to work with and we had a lot of good times. I had just sent her a card telling her I was praying for Sarah and had no idea she was also ill. My deepest sympathies to all of you. Pam Eagle

  • Guest: Mary Ladd

    From: ENERGY, Illinois

    Date: November 5, 2020

    So sorry for your loss. She will be Missed.

  • Guest: Patricia Feltmeyer

    From: Galesburg, Illinois

    Date: November 5, 2020

    We knew Jim and Joann from Bethel Baptist in Galesburg, Il. They were a sweet and caring couple.
    We missed them when they moved down to Marion.
    I had some nice visits with Joann when she came up to stay with Marianna and Ken Schrader. Just a blessing to have know them. Our sympathy to all of the family.