John B. Wallis

PROPHETSTOWN – John B. Wallis, 81, of Prophetstown, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

John was born Nov. 1, 1932, in Walnut, the son of Monnace and Margaret (Wolf) Wallis. He was united in marriage to Shirley Griffin on Oct. 17, 1953, in Toulon. He worked for the Illinois Tollway System for more than 21 years, retiring on Dec. 1, 1996. John was a past member of the Walnut Fire Department and Sterling Moose Lodge 726, and was a Master Gardener for the Whiteside County Farm Bureau. He also was a past alderman of Prophetstown and past Democratic precinct committeeman in Whiteside County.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Wallis of Prophetstown; one son, John (Pamela) L. Wallis of Rochelle; one daughter, Teresa L. (Ron) Ludlow of Dixon; four granddaughters; one grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Blanche; and one nephew, Arthur.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A time of sharing will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday and a memorial service at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Garland Funeral Home in Walnut, with the Rev. Brian Moore, pastor of First Christian Church of Walnut, officiating. Burial of cremains will be at Walnut Cemetery.

A memorial has been established to Prophetstown Ambulance.

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