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Wallace W. “Wally” McGie

July 6, 2021
Retired Sgt. 1st Class Wallace W. “Wally” McGie, 85, Topeka, went to be with his Lord and Savior July 5, 2021, at Oakley Place. He was born June 6, 1936, on a farm southeast of Iola, Kansas. Son of William W. and Jewell A. Pearman McGie.
He graduated from Iola High School in 1954 and married Della Frances Boeken Nov. 26, 1955. They stayed on the farm for a couple years before moving to Topeka in 1959.
Wally worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Topeka for more than 32 years, retiring in 1991. He served in the Kansas Army National Guard for 26 years, retiring in 1991. He later worked for K-Mart for 10 years.
He was a member of the South Knollwood Baptist Church, having held positions of Sunday School superintendent, trustee, deacon, greeter, and a member of the choir. He was a member of the American Postal Workers Union, and the Enlisted Association of the Kansas Army National Guard. He was also a regular blood donor for the Community Blood Center.
He is survived by his five daughters, Denise (Samuel) Underwood, Toni (Timothy) Chasteen, Cindy (Tom) Herrera, Randi (Patrick) Kilburg, and Jolene Crist; sister, Karen Hardesty; 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; and a host of extended family.
Wally is preceded in death by his wife Della; son, Galen W. McGie; son-in-law, Thomas Fillmore; brother, Billy McGie; and sisters, Barbara Kleir and Mary Jo Lear.
Visitation will be Thursday at South Knollwood Baptist Church from 9-10 a.m., followed by funeral service starting at 10 a.m. Graveside service with military honors will follow at Osage City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to South Knollwood Baptist Church or to Interim Hospice and sent in care of Parker Price Funeral Home. 245 NW Independence Ave, Topeka, KS 66608.
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