Mabel Colleen (Wallis) Agee departed to be with our Lord, at the age of 92, on May 24, 2023, in Garland, Texas. Colleen, daughter of Omer Jordan Wallis and Iva Elizabeth (Trout) Wallis, was born November 13, 1930, in the Dent County community of Hepsoda, Mo.
She graduated Licking High School in 1949. On October 2, 1954, she married the love of her life, Robert Lee Agee and settled in Raymondville, Mo. They had two sons, Allen and Ken. In 1961, Colleen earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Southeast Mo State University in Cape Girardeau. She taught thirty years, mostly in second grade at Licking.
Colleen was a devoted member of the Raymondville United Methodist Church from 1954, until she moved to Texas in 2018, to be nearer to her family.
Colleen is preceded in death by her parents, Omer and Iva (Trout) Wallis; her husband, Bob Agee; and her sister, Alleen, of Springfield, Mo. She is survived by her sons, Allen (wife Jan) and Ken; granddaughter, Heather Overton; and three great grandsons, Ezra, Silas and Asa Overton. She is also survived by her nephew, Larry Clouse of Venice, Calif., and her niece, Carol Hickle, of Springfield, Mo.
Colleen loved to help Bob on the farm and was active in the community. After Bob’s death in 1983, and her retirement in 1984, she moved to Houston, Mo., and was active in the Retired Teachers Club, where she received the Retired Teacher of the Year award for her visits to the hospital and local nursing homes. When she moved to Garland, Texas, in 2018, she enjoyed activities with her new friends in the Colonial Oaks Senior Living Home.
A visitation for Colleen will take place Thursday, June 1, 2023, from 1 – 2 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home. A graveside will follow in Allen Cemetery at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday. Online condolences may be left at www.evansfh.com. Arrangements entrusted to Evans Funeral Home.