Elizabeth “Betty” A. Wallace

Nov. 9, 1938 — July 17, 2021

Elizabeth “Betty” A. Wallace, 82, of Winamac, passed away at 3:40 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at her home. Betty was born on Nov. 9, 1938, in Winamac to the late Clement A. and Bernice B. (Kuhn) Braun. She graduated from Winamac High School in 1957. On Sept. 18, 1982, Betty married the love of her life, Walter “Walt” G. Wallace at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac. Walt passed away on June 20, 2020.  

Betty was retired from Pulaski Memorial Hospital where she had worked as a cook for 28 years. She was an active member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church as well as the Ladies of Charity and Christian Mothers. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society, Pulaski Memorial Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary. Betty was a volunteer and board member of Pulaski County Human Services and enjoyed spending time at the Von Tobel Senior Center. She also enjoyed gardening and bird watching.  

Betty loved her family very much. She especially adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Betty will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.  

She is survived by her daughters: Diana [Tom] Thompson of Winamac, Elaine [Dave] Crissinger of Winamac, and Vickie [Herb] Purtee of Winamac; son Michael [Alisha] Wright of Winamac; grandsons: Eugene [Angela] Baker, John Baker, Richard [Bonnie] Penn, Timothy [MacKenzie] Crissinger, Matthew [Doralee] Shidler, Michael [Jaime] Shidler, Mark Shidler, Miles Shidler, Michael [Dakota] Wright; granddaughters: Rachel [Sean] Rohr, Lisa Crissinger, Elizabeth [Kerry] Wright, Emily Greer; sisters: Jan [Paul] Meyer, Dorothy Braun, Margaret Shegas, Ruth [Mike] Robbins, Clara Braun; brothers: Tony [Joy] Braun, Andy Braun, Jerry Braun; many great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Clement A. and Bernice B. (Kuhn) Braun; husband Walter “Walt” G. Wallace; infant son Donald Wright; sisters: Pat Braun and Rosemary Cottrell; infant granddaughter Amber Wible; and brother Terry Braun.

Visitation was on Tuesday, July 20 from 4-8 p.m. at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

A scriptural wake service was held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 20 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating followed by a Ladies of Charity and Christian Mother’s service.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 21 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac with Rev. Daniel Shine officiating.  

Burial will take place at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Winamac. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Von Tobel Senior Center.  

Online tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac.  

(Pulaski County Journal — July 21, 2021)

Pulaski County Journal

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Winamac, IN 46996

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