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Lida May Wallace

Lida's life began on November 28, 1925, the daughter of George W. and Nettie M. (Puckett) Thomas in Whitewater, Kansas. She graduated from Potwin High School Class of 1942 and also Butler County Junior College. She married Ralph Henry "Jack" Wallace on May 26, 1945 in Potwin, Kansas.


Lida taught school and substitute taught in the Potwin area. Later she was a bank teller at the Potwin State Bank for 30 years, moving up the ladder to Vice President. She also worked at The Bank of Whitewater for four years. She was a member of the Potwin Christian Church where she taught Sunday school, was a Sunday school superintendent and a deaconess. She enjoyed reading, embroidery, and word search.


Her loving family includes her son and his wife, Thomas and Linda Wallace of Potwin; daughters and their husbands, Marilyn and Mike Slaymaker of Whitewater, Joyce and Tom Day of Lawrence; sisters, Bonnie Sommers of Augusta, Doris Hazen of Arkansas City, and Betty Whiteside of Potwin; 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack in 1998; brothers, Floyd, Robert, and John Thomas; sisters, Hazel Bonar and Helen Meyer; and a grandson, Steven Slaymaker. Lida passed away peacefully into her loving Savior's arms on Friday, August 14, 2020, at the age of 94.


Her friends are welcome to view Lida on Monday, August 17, from 4-8 p.m. at Lamb Funeral Home (masks are required). There will be a private family service due to the state limitations regarding Covid-19. She will be interred with her husband in McGill Cemetery in Potwin.


Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Lung Association or the Potwin Christian Church in care of Lamb Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Whitewater, Kansas 67154. Please sign her online guest book and leave a memory of Lida at www.ymzfh.com


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Your family has been in our prayers since learning about the passing of your beloved mom.She was a very special lady.

Deb and Dave Hall Aug 22 2020 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers to you all. I will always remember her with love. It is an honor to have been named after her. Lida Jane Poe

Lida and John Whitehead. Skellytown, Texas Aug 19 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Lida's passing. She was always such a sweet lady with a beautiful smile. I grew up in Potwin. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Mary Louise Poe Kurt Aug 19 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry! I worked with Lida at The Potwin State Bank in the late 70s. I filled in for 6 months having come from The Benton State Bank. Lida and all of the other Ladies were wonderful to me, each other and their customers. 94 years is wonderful, the fact that I remember all of these ladies when I was only there 6 months tells you how wonderfully nice Lida and the other ladies were. Lucky to have known Lida

Paul Olsen Aug 18 2020 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers to all of the family

John and Tami Wallace. Grove Ok. Aug 18 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to all of Lida' s family. I will always remember her as a very special person. One of Potwins best.

Beula McAllister Aug 17 2020 12:00 AM

Lida was one of those wonderful people that she never turned her back on anyone and never spoke ill of anyone. She was a great aunt and will miss her but she is with her love ones in heaven where God wanted her to be. Tom, Marilyn and Joyce you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Berger Aug 17 2020 12:00 AM

She was a loving sister with a big heart. A teacher to many and caring about others.

BonnieBonbon Aug 16 2020 12:00 AM

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