Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Eloise “Alka” (Francis) Wallace

Eloise Alka Wallace, age 78, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Med Central Shelby Hospital.

She was born December 30, 1931 in Paintsville, Kentucky the daughter of the late William O’Bradley and Elizabeth (Dye) Francis. Mrs. Wallace was a homemaker who loved her Lord. She attended First Assembly of God Church in Mansfield. She enjoyed shopping and traveling.

Surviving are 2 daughters: Nancy and Daniel Lykins of Mansfield and Diana and Rick Martin of Shelby; a son: Larry and Laurie Barber of Minnesota; a son-in-law: Jim Illig of Mansfield;13 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; 5 sisters: Barbara and Steve Diviak of Dayton, Nadine and Tom Holland of Mt. Gilead, Jessie and Bill Pelphrey of Kentucky, Glenna Arnold of Columbus, and Para Lee Hageman of Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; her First husband: Elwood Barber; her second husband: William Wallace; a daughter: Deborah Illig; a granddaughter: Michelle Kinstle; 5 brother: James Francis, William Francis, Jr., Otis Francis, Floyd Francis, and Jack Hall; 2 sisters: Vivian Oney and Beletha Francis.

Friends may call on Thursday, July 8, 2010 from Noon-1 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be conducted at 1 PM by Rev. Thomas Blair. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Activities Fund at Crestwood Care Center. On-line Condolences may be made at

Memories & Condolence

  1. Guest says:

    Family: Elosie Wallace
    Name: Edward Badowicz

    Date: 10-07-04


    Larry our Prayers and thoughts are with you and your sisters at this time of sorrow.

    Your Fater-In-Law
    Edward and Family
    Family: Eloise Wallace
    Name: Richard and Linda Shreve

    Date: 10-07-06


    I want to thank the family of Eloise for bringing her to Crestwood Care Center. We enjoyed her so much and she is greatly missed. She had such a sweet spirit about her and by that spirit we knew she love the Lord. In spite of Alzheimer disease and all it can take away.. That part of Eloise never left her. Her salvation and the memory of it never was destroyed.
    It is a pleasure and an honor to have had a small part in her life.
    Richard and Linda
    Family: Eloise Wallace
    Name: Scott Shreve

    Date: 10-07-06


    Rest in Peace dear Eloise.
    I will miss that SMILE and LAUGH.
    You will be missed at the table for coffee or tea and COOKIES!
    I am really going to miss you.
    Scottie Shreve (Nora Carter’s Grandson)

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