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Mary Lou Plavka

January 20, 1948 — November 21, 2020


Mary Lou (Wallace) Plavka, age 72, of Alliance passed away peacefully at McCrea Manor on Saturday November 21st, 2020.

She was born in Alliance on January 20th, 1948 to Olen and Ana (Davis) Wallace.

Mary Lou started her career with First National Bank and then Bank One and retired from Chase Bank after 41 years.  After retirement, Mary Lou worked at McCrea Manor.  Throughout her career, she was very active in the Alliance Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Carnation Festival Board and mentored young teenagers.   Mary Lou also loved to travel and fish.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Charles Plavka whom she married on December 18th, 1971; step-son, Chuck Plavka; grandchildren, Travis Plavka, Angela Indorf/Plavka, Nicholas Taylor and Charles Trawinski; great-grandchildren, Raelyn Indorf and Remington Plavka; siblings, Shirley Kitzmiller, Maggie Loudon, Sam Wallace and Ida Ingeldue; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, George and Tom Wallace.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. Friends and family may share online condolences at

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