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Lorena Mae (Flannery) Wallace

September 9, 1938 — July 4, 2024

Lorena "Lorie" (Flannery) Wallace, 85, of Salem, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2024. Lorie was born on September 9, 1938, the daughter of the late Myron and Margaret (Eckert) Flannery. She was a proud graduate of Fairfield High School. Lorie was a member of Damascus Ruritan Club and Bethel United Church of Christ. She was very involved in the church helping with the food pantry, singing in the choir and making thousands of apple dumplings as a fundraiser. Lorie also Chaired the Damascus blood drive, and worked on the board of elections for Goshen township and worked in recycling for the township. Larry and Lorie were selected as the Distinguished Citizens of the Year, in Damascus for 2017. Lorie was a beautiful cake decorator making many wedding and birthday cakes for many friends and family members.

She is survived by her children, Thomas (Patty) Wallace, Ronald (Jodi) Wallace and their daughter-in-law Regena (Bob) Slutz. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren; Jeremy (Jennifer) Wallace, Richard Wallace, Angelina Wallace, Luke (Jessica) Wallace, Maria (Luke) Smith, Diana Wallace, Brandon (Anna) Wallace, Brent (Jastyn) Wallace, 15 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Larry Wallace whom she married August 1956; son, Jerry Wallace and two brothers Jim and Bob Flannery.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 12:00 PM at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home with Celebrant David Peterson officiating. A time of visitation will be held the hour prior to the service from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit. Memorial donations can be made in Lorie's honor to the Damascus Ruritan Club or Bethel United Church of Christ. The service will be live streamed for those unavailable to come to the service by watching the service via the funeral home obituary link. Friends and family may send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio (330) 938-2526.
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Tuesday, July 9, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home

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Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home

126 West Vermont Avenue, Sebring, OH 44672

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Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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Highland Memorial Park

12th Street, Beloit, OH 44609

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