Thursday, September 18, 2008

Mary Jo Wallace, 56, of Miller, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at St. John's Hospital in Aurora.

She was born on June 25, 1952, in Phoenix, Ariz., daughter of Charlie and Ferrol (Myers) Wallace. She was an employee of St. John's Hospital in Aurora and held a technical degree in respiratory therapy. She moved to Miller five years ago from the state of Tennessee.

Survivors include: one son, Kristopher Hoelzen, of Dixon, Tenn.; one daughter, Amy Hoelzen Estell, of Miller; two brothers, Bill Wallace, of Columbus, Kan., and John Wallace, of Flagstaff, Ariz.; two sisters, Cherylon Patten, of Prescott, Ariz., and Mona Evans, of Miller; and seven grandchildren.

Private family services will be held in Miller at a later date. Memorials can be made to St. John's West Region Foundation, 500 S. Porter Aurora, or may be entrusted to the White Funeral Home in Cassville.