EAST PRAIRIE -- Virginia Wallace Greenwood, 72, died at 7 a.m. Dec. 24, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born March 13, 1934, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Miles A. and Violet Rhody Johnson Wallace, she lived in rural East Prairie most of her life and was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie. She was an avid worker for children and youth, and she and Ruby Huckstep were pioneers in Southeast Missouri in the founding of schools for mentally handicapped children. She was a Sunday school teacher, vacation bible school director and youth worker in her church at Anniston and then later at East Prairie and had also served as a Girl Scout Leader.
On Dec. 23, 1950, she married Bill Greenwood, who survives of the home. Other survivors include: two daughters and one son-in-law, Cynthia and Rick Carrell of White House, Tenn. and Tammie Wilkerson of New Madrid; four brothers, David Wallace of Sikeston, Milus Gary Wallace of Dorena; and Jack Wallace and Anthony Wallace, both of East Prairie; two sisters, Geneva Hastings of Sikeston and Glenda Horton of East Prairie; and two granddaughters.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Wednesday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. The Rev. David Bowden will officiate. Burial will follow in the Dogwood Cemetery near East Prairie.
Pallbearers will be: Donald Hastings, Wallace Hastings, Brent Horton, Aaron Wallace, Chad Wallace and Corey Wallace.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Brad Kinsolving, Darren Kinsolving, Jay Greenwood, Wayne Thornton, Steve Wright and David McReynolds.
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