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Connie D. Wallace

Connie D. Wallace, 79, of Milan passed away at 6:50 a.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 8, 1941 the daughter of Herbert and Marietta Menny Craig and was raised by her foster parents James and Mary Rudd. Connie was married to Robert Wallace and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons Lonnie (Donna) Sparks of Holton, and Shawn (Vicky) Sparks of Clanton, Alabama; one daughter Michelle Sparks of North Vernon; two step-sons Bob (Pam) Wallace and Greg Wallace both of Indianapolis; one step-daughter Marsha Bowers of Oklahoma; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her grandson Wesley Shawn Sparks, and her brothers Michael and Johnny Craig.

Mrs. Wallace retired as the assistant manager of the Lawrenceburg Wal-Mart. Many years ago when she made her home in Holton she worked as a meat cutter at Paul and Hazel’s Abattoir in Holton. Connie was well known in the Dabney and Holton community as an expert seamstress and made many clothes for her neighbors and friends. She also made doll clothes which she would sell and was always blessed to return that blessing by giving the proceeds to the youth of the Hopewell Baptist Church. Connie was a member of the Dabney Baptist Church and attended church at Hopewell as long as she was able.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in the Dabney Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, March 27 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to youth programs at the Hopewell Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.