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Mary L. Wallace, 101, formerly of Duncansville, died peacefully on Wednesday. She was born in Hubbard, Ohio, daughter of the late Robert and Esther (Reinhart) Wessner.

On March 1, 1946, she married the late Banks W. Wallace. They spent almost 70 years together until his death on January 23, 2015.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; his only son, Banks J. Wallace Sr; and her siblings: Flora Wessner, John Wessner, Emma Kutruff and Robert Erickson.

She is survived by two grandchildren, Lisa Dively (Joseph) and Banks J. Wallace Jr. (Angela); four great-grandchildren: Kyle and Hope Dively, and Kaylee and Laura Wallace; and a stepdaughter Therese (Harker) Wallace.

Mary was the oldest member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Newry.

She spent her career working for Sylvania and retired from the company in February 1981.

There will be a public visitation for Mary from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. funeral mass on Monday, November 14, 2022, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Newry, with Father Allen Zeth officiating. Interment will be in Alto-Rest Park, Altoona.

In lieu of flowers, Mary requested that memorial donations be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 704 Patrick Lane, Newry, PA 16665.