Laura Belle Wallace

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Laura Belle Wallace

March 07, 1925 - December 23, 2018

Laura Belle Wallace Laura Belle Wallace, 93, of Shelburn, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at Sullivan County Community Hospital. She was born in Shelburn, on March 7, 1925, to Henry and Laura (Haupt) Wallace.
She was a 1943 graduate from Shelburn High School and a 1947 graduate of Indiana State Teachers College. She was a retired teacher from the North Central High School, and a teacher at Hymera High School, for a total of 42 years. She was on the Sullivan County Library Board, and Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, William Henry Wallace; and survived by cousins and extended family.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Dec. 28, 2018, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, in Shelburn, with the Revs. Don Ransford and Jeff Blansett officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will be at Westlawn Cemetery in Farmersburg. Holmes Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements. The family suggests that if friends so desire, donations may be made to the church, envelopes will be available at the church.
Published on December 25, 2018
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Wade Turner
Dec 30, 2018
Ms. Wallace was my freshman year a senior year English teacher at North Central HS, 1981 and 1984 - the finest teacher I ever had at any level. She, and her late brother Bill, were great Christians and of a human quality seen almost never in this world. I didn't receive a Christmas card this year and knew something was wrong.

I stopped this morning, 30 Dec, at her home Ebenezer UMC, and spoke to folks about her life. She was relatively well up to 2 days before her passing, a blessing compared to most. She lived a great, long Christian life and has her reward with God.

My sincere condolences to her family. I will miss Laura Belle Wallace much.

Wade Turner
Shelburn, IN
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Brenda McClung Polley
Dec 28, 2018
Miss Wallace taught across the hall from me at North Central from 1971-1984. She was my respected colleague, mentor, and has been a friend for these many years since. I knew when I didn't receive her yearly Christmas card, that something was wrong. RIP sweet lady.
Tirzah Popoff
Dec 26, 2018
Miss Wallace taught my English Literature class at North Central in 1980. She taught my mother and Uncles at Hymera High School back in the 1950's as well! She was a local legend and was greatly admired, respected and loved. She made a positive impact on the community and will certainly be missed.
Velma Lessmann Peterson
Dec 26, 2018
I had Miss Wallace as my English teacher at Hymera from grades 7 thru 12. She attended not only my high school graduation, but made the trip to attend Fred's and my graduation from Indiana University. After having Miss Wallace, college English was a breeze. She truly taught to prepare you for college and life. Over the years she remembered birthdays, anniversaries, special events with little tokens of her affection. She was a dear and loving teacher and an even dearer friend. She was a true, devout Christian who influenced so very many lives. I will miss her tremendously. Heaven received a wonderful new resident.
Denise Hayworth Turack
Dec 26, 2018
Miss Wallace is always looking over my shoulder when I review a document or email. She reminds me of proper grammar and correct use of punctuation. She made a lifelong impact on me and I’m very grateful to have had her for a teacher! NCHS class of 1982