Obituary for Anne Roselyn Bane Wallace
Anne Roselyn Bane Wallace, age 98, was born July 22, 1924 in Christiansburg, VA, the daughter of William Ernest Bane and Stella Ammons Bane. Anne died peacefully in her sleep on October 29, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Robert Morris Wallace. Also preceding her were two brothers, William Ernest Bane, Jr. and Howard Evans Bane and one sister, Geneva Bane Hall.
Surviving are a son Robert E (Ernie) Wallace (Dianne); a daughter Tamara Wallace Gress (Tim); granddaughter, Whitney Erin Voorhees (John) of Henrico, VA; two grandsons Robert Malcolm Wallace (Amanda) of Asheville, NC and Eric Paul Gress (Kristen) of Pulaski, VA; six great grandchildren; Lily Voorhees, Ben Voorhees, Vance Wallace, Chase Wallace, Whitley Gress and Emersyn Gress. Also surviving are a special niece Cindy Keller (Gary) of Thorsby, AL and one nephew Buddy Bane (Colleen) of Christiansburg, VA; six great nieces and nephews and 10 great, great nieces and nephews. Anne was also very fond of her two granddogs.
After graduating from Radford College (University), Anne began her teaching career in Alexandria, VA followed by Pulaski High School where she taught English and Spanish. After several years of teaching, Anne joined her husband in the retail business. Bob and Anne spent many, many happy years as merchants on Main Street, namely Bob’s Shoe Center and Wallace’s.
Upon Bob’s retirement, Anne returned to teaching as a Substitute Teacher. Anne filled many of her days as a volunteer in various places and was an avid gardener.
Anne was an active member of First Presbyterian Church and served her community in various organizations.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church, Pulaski with Bower Funeral Home handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Healing Hearts Canine Rescue/PACC Rescue, 3430 Lee Highway, Draper, VA, or a charity of your choice.
November 1, 2022 @ 9:52 am
Mrs Wallace was the best teacher I had at PHS. She could be demanding but she got the best out of her students.
RIP Mrs Wallace.
KD & Ron Walters
November 1, 2022 @ 10:32 am
We love you Miss Anne and you will be sorely missed. Heaven has received a special Angel. R.I.P.
November 1, 2022 @ 11:26 am
Dear Wallace Family, I know you are grieving the loss of Anne, but I also know that your memories of her wonderful life will be a source of comfort. Mrs. Wallace was a good and fast friend of my parents, Eloise and Frank Vass, and she was good to me, giving me my first job. And even though I did not show ANY signs of retail acumen, she encouraged me and was kind to me. I will think of her fondly all the rest of my days. I send best regards to her whole family. Most sincerely, Janet Vass Sarjeant
Mary Robins Rodgers
November 1, 2022 @ 12:40 pm
Anne (and her husband Bob) were such special people who spread their time, kindness, generosity and cheer throughout their community. I will always remember and appreciate how they “took me into their home” which fostered the completion of my nursing degree. Anne was the epitome of organization and full of energy, spunk and good will. I was blessed to have known them through their wonderful daughter, Tamara. RIP and soar with the other angels.
November 2, 2022 @ 10:02 am
So many great memories of Mrs. Wallace.
November 2, 2022 @ 2:43 pm
On behalf of Ruth Wallace Feingold ( also 98) we send our condolences and best wishes to the family there. Our Aunt Anne had a very warm and wonderful spirit. David