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Ronald “Ron” Wallace, 65, Ottawa, Kan., died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo.

Cremation is planned. A private memorial service is set for at a later date.

Ron was born Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1948, in Neosho, Mo. He was the son of Forrest and Winona Ruth (Avery) Wallace.

He was an Ottawa resident since 2000, moving from Lane, Kan., where he lived from 1995 to 2000. He also resided in Lenexa, Kan., for 21 years.

Ron graduated from Neosho High School.

He worked as a commercial artist for Gill Studios in Lenexa from 1973 to 2008.

Ron served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1970, attaining the rank of CW-2.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ottawa.

Ronald was united in marriage with Shirley Stark Tichenor June 22, 1968, in Weatherford, Texas. She preceded him in death Dec. 2, 2008.

Ronald was united in marriage with Anna Reese Sept. 18, 2010, in Ottawa, Kan. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his mother, Ruth Wallace, Neosho, Mo.; and brother, John Wallace, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Wallace; and father, Forrest M. Wallace.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Franklin County Cancer Foundation through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.

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