Bonnie Wallace, 82

Funeral services for Bonnie June Wallace, 82, of West Plains, were held Jan. 6, 2020, at Ball Church of Christ south of Dora. Mrs. Wallace died Jan. 2 at NHC Healthcare in West Plains.

She was born Nov. 12, 1937, in Dora, the daughter of William Lester and Edith Elisabeth Patrick Hambelton. On Aug. 1, 1981, in West Plains, she married Estel “Richard” Wallace. Mrs. Wallace had been a teacher at Dora Elementary School.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, reading and watching Cardinals baseball.

Mrs. Wallace was a member of Curry Street Church of Christ in West Plains.

She is survived by one daughter, Teresa Poppitz and husband Craig of West Plains; one granddaughter, Whitney Rowland and husband Nick of West Plains; two great-grandchildren, Addison and Elise; one sister, Joan Nash of Gainesville; one sister-in-law, Mary Lou Hambelton; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, who died July 24, 2013; four brothers, Chad, Pat, Rudolph and Gerald Hambelton; one infant sister, Geraldine; and two sisters, Juanita Collins and Marcella Brown.

Burial was in the Ball Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains, directors.

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