January 12, 1927 – January 1, 2013
Rosemary Wallace, age 85, of 419 McPherson Street, died January 1, 2013, at the Rowley Memorial Masonic Home in Perry.
Her body has been cremated. A Memorial service will be Saturday, January 5, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the First Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Daniel Grell officiating.
A private family graveside service and burial of her cremains will be in the Squire Boone Cemetery prior to the Memorial service.
Rosemary was born in Boone on January 12, 1927, the daughter of Marion F. and Dora (Appenzeller) Parks.
She graduated from Boone High School in 1945 and on June 20, 1948, Rosemary married Henry ‘Hank’ Wallace in Boone.
She was a homemaker and in earlier years, she worked as a telephone operator.
Rosemary was very involved with her church memberships at Central Christian Church and First Evangelical Free Church.
She served as a Sunday School Teacher and was involved with AWANAS.
Rosemary enjoyed weaving rugs, vegetable gardening and canning, feeding and watching birds, and was a volunteer for the Dallas County Conservation Board.
She also enjoyed attending her children’s and grandchildren’s events, being on the computer and Facebook, and caring for her dogs.
Rosemary is preceded in death by her parents and husband.
She is survived by three sons: Mike and wife Tammy of Perry, Bill and wife Lisa of Hastings, Michigan, and Steve and wife Carol of Clarendon Hills, Illinois; a daughter Mary Cowan and husband Jeff of Boone; a brother Marion B. Parks and wife Muriel of Boone; eight grandchildren: Samantha Wallace, Molly Bies and husband Jason, Jessica Culberson and husband Wes, Dan Wallace, Amy Garrison and husband Cody, Brian Wallace, Emily Cowan, and Michael Cowan; and a great-grandson Noah Cowan.
Friends may call at Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall on Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. where the family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m.
Visitation continues on Saturday at the Church from 10 a.m. to service time.
Memorials may be directed to Iowa Hospice in Panora or the Boone Area Humane Society.Information provided by: Schroeder Memorial Chapel, Inc. 1006 6th Street Boone, IA 50036 www.schroedermemorialchapel.com