Donna Sue Wallace, March 5, 1952 ~ May 5, 2013

Donna Sue Wallace, 61of Goshen passed away on May 5, 2013 at her home. She was born March 5, 1952 to Calvin Smith and Gladys Willison Smith. She retired as a nurse from the VA Hospital in Fayetteville after twenty five plus years. Since she retired she has volunteered at several organizations including Red Cross. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Don Wallace. Survivors include two sons, Daniel Linton and wife Cassie and Doug Linton both of Fayetteville; two brothers, Dennis Smith and Ralph Smith both of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; grandson, Eli Linton of Fayetteville and several other family members and friends. A graveside service will be held 1:00 PM Friday, May 10, 2013. Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.


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    Sherry Dillard » 07. May, 2013

    I hunted down Shirley to be a teller at The Bank of Fayetteville. She had been a teller at 1st Natl
    The best teller I ever knew of. You never had to place a watchful eye on her, she was always
    balanced to the penny. Apparently everything she did she was that way about, not only did she
    do things to perfection, but she always did it with a big ole smile! She had many friends far and
    wide and they are many, many reasons for that. First of all she was always a friend herself and
    she didn’t ever complain.
    Mel, I pray that you can to be as courageous about facing life without her as she was about living life in general. You only have to look around you and she is every where. Take care and live strong. I know she was proud to have you as her husband and she carried that with grace.
    I know you loved her dearly…that in and of it’s self can make us stronger than we ever thought.
    Take care and continue loving life.

    Cheryl Bramlett » 07. May, 2013

    Danny, Cassie & Eli: We are praying for all your family during this difficult time as your mother is laid to rest. We know that Donna left a legacy in such a caring, loving and giving son as Daniel. We admire you for your strength, leadership and courage, and are thankful you and Cassie are a strong team. Love and Prayers, Tom (Dad) and Cheryl

    Jan Lawson Duncan » 08. May, 2013

    Dear Doug, Danny and Family,

    Please know how sorry I am to have learned of your Mother’s passing. The first time I met her was many years ago when Doug and Ryan were in Cub Scouts and at Butterfield PTA meetings. She was always so friendlly and kind.

    I so appreciate the kindness and love she showed Ryan over the years by always welcoming him into her home. It was of great comfort knowing he was under such loving care. He so enjoyed her home cooking.

    She was a wonderful lady and she obviously raised two amazing sons. She’ll be missed by all.

    With love and sympathy,
    Jan Lawson Duncan

    Jacki Cawood » 09. May, 2013

    Dear Doug and Family,

    I never had the honor of meeting your Mother but always heard such nice things about her. Ryan (my nephew) spent most of his teen years going out to Goshen and your Mom shared her home and love with him. I hope the wonderful memories you have of her will help bring comfort to you all.

    Jacki Cawood

    Vikki apperson » 09. May, 2013

    My prayers go to all of Donna’s family and friends! I had the pleasure of not only working with Donna but having the pleasure of being her friend. What a delightful and unique lady to know. It saddens me to know that she is gone from this place, but my memories of her will always make me smile. At god bless all that she touched

    Elizabeth (Libby)Dillingham » 10. May, 2013

    I had the the pleasure of working with Donna for a number of years at the VA Hospital. She was a caring and compassionate nurse to all those in her care. My sympathies are with her family. Please focus on the happy memories and know that she leaves this world a better place for all of us whose lives she touched so beautifully. My prayers are with you.