Obituary – Gallup, Blanche Mae (Canada)

Class of 1922

1922 PeromaBlanche Canada
Blanche Canada

Normal Training ’22; T. M. S.

“Tis nice to be natural when you are naturally nice.”

Blanche Mae (Canada) Gallup

January 8, 1903 – May 4, 1992

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Grace Hill cemetery for Blanche Mae Gallup, 89, of West Plains, Mo., who died at 12:15 p.m. Monday, May 4, 1992, in West Plains Health Care center. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. May 6 at the Rose Chapel of the Robertson-Drage Funeral home at West Plains.

Mrs. Gallup was born Jan. 8, 1903, at Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of the late Nelson Pete and Della Mae (Salsman) Canada. She graduated from Perry high school in 1922. On November 18, 1924, she and M. Carl McGill were married in Kay County, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death in 1944. On Oct. 3, 1953, she was married at West Plains to Edward Frances Gallup who preceded her in death Feb. 4, 1989.

Before her retirement she was employed as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell. Mrs. Gallup was a Baptist and attended the First Baptist church of Koshkonong, Mo., for 15 years.

Mrs. Gallup is survived by three children, Gordon McGill and wife, Rita, West Plains; Glenna Davis and husband, Marshall, Albuquerque, N.M.; one daughter-in-law, Gladys McGill, West Plains; two step-children, Bonnie Parkinson and husband, Gloy, Muskogee, Okla.; and JoAnn Gray and husband, James, Mountain Grove, Mo.; seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, 13 step-grandchildren, several step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul E. Canada, Mountain Grove; one sister, Francee Finley, Mountain Grove and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Carl McGill; her second husband, Eddie Gallup; one son, Duana McGill, five brothers and two sisters.