Welton Wallace, 92 of Maryville, Missouri passed awayThursday, September 6, 2012, at Parkdale Manor Care Center, Maryville, Missouri.
Welton was born March 6, 1920, the son of Albert and Ada (Huls) Wallace in Wilcox, Missouri. They later moved to east of Clearmont, Missouri where he grew up and lived in his early married life. He married Frances Howell, May 18, 1940 who preceded him in death, April 13, 1994. As a young man Welton professed his belief in the grace of Jesus Christ at the Christian Church in Clearmont. He and Frances moved to west of Hopkins in 1948 where they lived until moving to Maryville in 1981. Welton was active in the Christian Church of Hopkins and later at the First Christian Church, Maryville.
Welton farmed or assisted his son with the farming into his 80's. He sold Cargil seed corn and from 1963 to 1983, he was an insurance agent for Farmer's Mutual and Columbia Mutual. Welton enjoyed the farm, family activities and traveling to see family, maintaing his yard, sports (especially the St. Louis Cardinals), sending and receiving cards, and listening to music. When able, he was a regular at the Ravenwood music shows and Junction Cafe's music in Bedford, Iowa. Welton was a board member of the Hopkins Fire Protection District.
Welton is survived by his two children, Carolyn (Darwin) Bears of Macon, Missouri, Dick (Dee) Wallace of Hopkins, Missouri, four grandchildren and their families Bret and Brad Wallace, Maryville, Carmen Ceresa, Naperville, Ilinois, and Graig Bears of Denver, Colorado, one brother, Gerald Wallace of Clarinda, Iowa, one sister, Mary Payton-Love of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and 6 great grandchildren.
Welton was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and one sister, Shirley Wallace.
The family will receive friends 12:30-1:30 an hour prior to the service Monday, September 10, 2012, at the First Christian Church, Maryville. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Clearmont.
Memorials my be given to the Hopkins First Christian Church, the Maryville First Christian Church, and the Ministry Center Food Pantry, Maryville.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.pricefuneralhomemaryville.com