Malvern Johnny Wallis was born on June 19, 1937, to Johnny and Sybil (Edwards) Wallis in Mondamin, Iowa. He attended the Mondamin Consolidated Schools. He married Dorothy Eunice Bell of Wytheville, Virginia, in 1958. He enlisted and proudly served in the United States Navy from 1958 to 1962. After his honorable discharge, Malvern returned to Mondamin and worked in the construction industry for over 40 years. In retirement, Malvern continued to do the things that he enjoyed most, hunting, fishing, and being on the land. Malvern and Dorothy enjoyed 61 years of a full and happy life together.
Malvern left this life on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, working on the land along the Missouri River in Harrison County, Iowa. He was 82 years, one month, 11 days.
Malvern was preceded in death by his parents; son, Tim Wallis; two sisters, Merry Green and Norma Turner; and two brothers, Milton and Virgil Wallis. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Wallis of Mondamin; two sons, Gregg and Beverly Wallis of Woodbine, Iowa and Jeff Wallis of Mondamin; one brother, Lyle Wallis of Pisgah, Iowa; eight sisters, Yvonne Clark of Richmond, Missouri, Geraldine and Ron Heisterkamp of Mondamin, Carol and Richard Leeper of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Suzann and Michael Tierney of Omaha, Nebraska, Linda and Tim Faylor of Mondamin, Janice and Michael Gadberry of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Kim and Jim Pruett of Flemington, Missouri, and Pam Miller of Nagcogdoches, Texas; cousin, Dillon “Short” and Elizabeth Rife of Council Bluffs, Iowa; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
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