Obituary for Erma Portell (Wallace)
Erma Portell, 62, of Poplar Bluff, formerly of Piedmont, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. She was born on June 9, 1954, to Durward “Duke” and Rose (Vail) Wallace in Rockford, IL.
Erma had been a homemaker and also had worked at Jessie's Restaurant in Poplar Bluff.
She is survived by four sons, Mike Portell, Barry Portell, Tony Portell, and Scott Portell; one daughter, Della Wallace; twelve grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Melvin Wallace, Kenny Wallace and Kevin Wallace; one sister, Dawn Wallace; twelve grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Erma was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony S. Portell; three brothers, Bob, Steve and Norman Wallace; and two sisters, Joann and Jean Johnson.
The family will have a memorial service at a later date. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com