Mrs Bessie West Wallace, 70, a highly respected Black township
rural woman and the wife of Albert C. Wallace, prominent farmer, died
unexpectedly at today at the Wallace home on the Copperline
road north of Mt.Vernon.
She had been ill of asthma and a complicating heart ailment for
several years, but became acutely sick only about three hours prior to her
Mrs. Wallace was a native of White county, Ill., a daughter of Alonzo and Viola West,
but had spent the greater part of her life in Posey county
in the one neighborhood.
She was a member of Mt. Pleasant General Baptist (Miller) Church
and of the Ladies' Aid and Missionary Society of the church. Until her
health failed she had been active in church work.
The body is at the Weisinger Funeral
Home, pending the completion of funeral arrangement.(She
was buried at Mt.PleasantCemetery.)
addition to the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Floyd Redman, a secretary in
the legal office of Clement & Mc Clean, and Mrs. Winfred Kissick, both of the Mt. Vernon community; two sons, Woman
Wallace a farmer and Black township justice of the peace and Alfred J. (Josh)
Wallace, a U.S. Army major in World War II who is now a Mt. Vernon city
mail carrier; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs.
Herschel Knight, of near Mt. Vernon, and a brother Rev. Walter West,