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Louise Wallingford, age 90, of Farmington, IA (Clark Co., MO) passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, IA.
Louise was born February 11, 1923 at Williamstown, MO, a daughter of Edgar and Nannie Nichols Oard.
She and Charles Wallingford were married on December 21, 1941, in Louisiana, MO, by a former Anson Community Church pastor.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda (Mrs. Don) Vanover of Shelbyville, MO and Betty Halberstadt of Revere, MO; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Wallingford of Kansas City, MO;nine grandchildren: Amy (Louis) Blea of Liberal, MO, Joe (Julie) Vanover of Platte City, MO, Erin (Brian) Johnson of Bloomington, IL, Lucas (Nika) Wallingford of Kansas City, MO, Nathan (Virginia) Wallingford of Washington DC, Dena Elliott of Kahoka, MO, Jason (Maria) Halberstadt of Felton, CA, Matthew Halberstadt of Revere, MO and Andrew Halberstadt of North Liberty, IA; fifteen great grandchildren; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert and Gladys Wallingford of Farmington, IA and Lois Rider of Hilliard, OH; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Janet Elliott; a son, Dean Wallingford; two grandsons, Adrian Wallingford and Kevin Elliott and his wifeTasha, and children, Wyatt and Madison; two brothers, John and Robert Oard and a sister, Mildred Burkett.
Louise graduated from Williamstown High School and received her teaching certificate from Kirksville Teacher's College.
She taught at the Fair View school in the Anson community until the birth of her first child. She was a member of the Providence Baptist Church and of the Anson Community Church and Anson Ladies Aid. She was proud to have served on the Election Board for many years.
Most of Louise's life was spent as a farm wife and homemaker. She was a wonderful cook, enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting, and devoting her time to her family's needs. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing on leagues with her friends. Her greatest joy was spending time with and caring for her grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Larry Wallingford officiating. Burial was in the Anson Cemetery.
Memorials were suggested to the Anson Cemetery Association or the Great River Hospice House.
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