Dorothy L. Wallen

January 11, 2017

Memorial services for Dorothy L. Wallen, 94, of Perry, will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at Perry Baptist Church with Reverend Randy Bergthold officiating. Burial will be at Fern Chapel Cemetery.


Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Bienhoff Funeral Home.


Mrs. Wallen passed away at 10:56 a.m., January 5, 2017 at Monroe Manor in Paris.


She was born February 26, 1922, in St. Charles County, the daughter of Arthur and Elsie K. Dwyer Eddington.


She was married to Eldon M. Larson on January 16, 1942, in Center and he preceded her in death October 30, 1975. She then married Lawrence H. Wallen on June 24, 1977, in Mexico and he preceded her in death September 8, 1988.


Survivors include one son, Eldon (Bubby) Larson of Hannibal; two daughters, Joan Thornton of Hannibal, and Connie Hopke (Paul) of Perry; two brothers, Leslie Eddington and Jessie Eddington (Linda), all of Hannibal; five grandchildren, Cheryl Thornton of Hannibal, Sharon Dameron (Mike) of Dunlap, Ill., Bobby Thornton, Jr., Lona Wood (Adam) and Jared D. Lamberson, all of Columbia; seven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by one great granddaughter, Casey Failor.


Mrs. Wallen grew up in St. Charles County and attended Phelps School and St. Charles High School. She moved to the Perry area in 1939. She worked in the health field as a nurse's aide for many years having worked at Audrain Medical Center for 15 years and in home health care from the hospital for several years. She was a member of the Perry Baptist Church.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Fern Chapel Cemetery Association, in care of Charlie Cole, 32139 Mexico Road, Perry, Mo. 63462.


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