In Loving Memory…

Ada Beatrice Wallenburn

Ada Beatrice Wallenburn, 93, of Otterville, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Katy Manor in Pilot Grove.

She was born June 3, 1924, near Otterville, the daughter of Arthur Dover Sanders and Matilda Katrina Brodersen Sanders.

On February 26, 1946, she was married to Joseph A. Wallenburn, who died August 27, 1995.

Survivors include her daughter, Judith Ann Simmons (Mark), of Otterville; a daughter-in-law, Pamela J. Wallenburn, of Otterville; grandchildren, Matthew Simmons, of Syracuse, Marci Williams (Jared), of Syracuse, Ginger Cordes (Larry), of Otterville, Angie Creamer (Josh), of Sturgeon, and Kim Wallenburn, of Otterville; great-grandchildren, Beth and Brooke Creamer, Zachary Cordes, Jerra, Clara and Ella Williams.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a brother, Carrol A. Sanders; sister-in-law, Malva Gehlken; and two granddaughters, Kay and Jill Wallenburn.

She worked outside the home at The Bank of Otterville, cashier and office work at J.C. Penney, Goodyear Tire and Rubber, The Smithton Bank for 23 years, Garber Motor, and Oligschlaeger Equipment.

She enjoyed her grandchildren and homemaking duties.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Otterville and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Otterville, with the Rev. Russ Slocum officiating.

Casket bearers will be Robert Phillips, Donald Brodersen, Jay Fowler, Cary Brodersen, John Brodersen, and Jerry Sanders.

Honorary bearers will be Charles Brodersen, EH Fowler, Paul Watring, Arthur Fry, Jim Zumsteg, Ophelia Williams, Mary Etta Streeter, and Mary Elizabeth Sanders.

Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Otterville.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Otterville.

Memorial contributions are suggested to American Heart Association, First Baptist Church or Katy Manor Activity Fund.

Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.


  1. Jerrica smith :

    Prayers to all my family. Aunt Ada was such a sweet lady. She will
    Be missed dearly.

  2. Chris and Gloria Caster :

    So very sorry. Aunt Ada is one of the sweetest people. She will be greatly missed. Our love and prayers are with all

  3. So sorry for your loss! Hugs and prayers to all!

  4. Kim Wallenburn :

    Aunt Ada was a wonderful Aunt, I remember coming to her house the first time in 1989 for the Wallenburn Family reunion meeting all the Aunt and Uncles it was a lot of fun and interviewing them all about when they first met each other. They all had really good stories to tell. Then we came later in 2001 with our children visiting all the National parks on the way. Aunt Ada was a great hostess we really enjoyed our time together. You will be deeply missed!
    Our thoughts and prayers to you and everyone in the family.
    Donald, Kim, Kevin, Genevieve and Marilyn Wallenburn

  5. I haven’t seen any of my Missouri family, including Aunt Ada for decades. My loss for sure! I’m sorry to hear of Ada’s passing. I remember her very fondly, a sweet, sweet lady. Prayers and virtual hugs to all who loved her her.

  6. Helen Seifert :

    So sorry Ada was a sweet lady. I am going to miss her at bingo, at Katy Manor

  7. Martha Gurney :

    Sorry for the loss of Aunt Ada. She was a sweet lady. I haven’t seen her in ages.

  8. Kimberly Shults Smith :

    I grew up on a farm till I was 5 beside Joe and Ada. I still remember how sweet they were to me. May she receive her blessings in heaven now. My sympathy to Joe and family.

  9. Ada was the Sunday school teacher for my class in Otterville when I was in elementary school. Her words continue to live in my memory through all of these 55 years, later. I always remember Pam as a friend. My name was Marlene Stover, then. May all who loved Ada remember her life as a lovely gift of love and grace.

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