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Martha Wallace

Martha J. Wallace, 81, Green Valley, Ariz., died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson, Ariz.   

    She was born February 18, 1933, in LaGrange, to Tobias and Ila Mae Pfenning.

    Living in Howe, LaGrange, Sturgis, Mich., and Green Valley, Ariz., she retired in 1980 from Sealed Power Corporation before moving to Arizona. She was a Pythian Sister and member of Lima Presbyterian Church in Howe.   

    She was married May 16, 1952 to John Wallace. He preceded her in death.

    Surviving are four children, Dave (Karen) Wallace, Longview, Texas, Steve Wallace, Green Valley, Ariz., Vicki (Ron) Kerns, Noblesville, Ind., and Mike (Gloria) Wallace, Blythe, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers and six sisters-in-law, Jim and Jean Pfenning, Fred and Zoellyn Pfenning, Georgianna Pfenning, Sandy Pfenning, Willa Wallace, and Betty Wallace.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Merlyn Sybesma, and two brothers, Max and Nick Pfenning.

    Memorial service will be 10 a.m. July 19 at Lima Presbyterian Church in Howe.

    Memorials may be directed to the Heart Association.