Share |

Linda Walter

Linda Kay Walter, 66, Iola, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at her home.
Linda was born July 30, 1947, in St. Joseph, Mo., the daughter of Robert Patrick and Patricia Lea (Adams) Shields and was the oldest of eight children. She moved to Kansas City, Mo., where she graduated from St. Teresa Academy.
In 1966 she married Larry Macha in St. Joseph and in 1975 they moved to Iola. They had two children, Jennifer and Bob. In 1996, Linda married Dr. Earl Walter and the marriage resulted in uniting two families for 17 happy years.
Linda obtained a bachelor’s degree in business management and worked as an office manager. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and the Coterie Club.
She was known for her loving personality and great Christian faith with her life revolving around her family, especially the grandchildren.
Survivors are her husband, Dr. Earl T. Walter, daughter, Jennifer Delich and husband, Bill, Iola; son Robert Macha and wife, Kelly, Iola; two step-daughters, Karen Marie, Overland Park, and Tricia Burmeister, Pittsburg; two stepsons, Duke Walter and wife, Tera, Pittsburg, and Christian Walter and wife, Beth, Lawrence; her parents, Robert “Bob” Shields and Patricia “Pat” Shields, Iola; five brothers, Michael Shields and wife, Denise, Houston, Texas, Tim Shields and wife, Dawn, Cameron, Mo., John Shields, Iola, Richard Shields and wife, Kim, Clinton, Mo., and Robert Shields and wife, Roxy, Paola; two sisters, Mary Weatherman and husband, Neal, Eudora, and Barbara Andrews and husband, Tim, Conway, Ark.; 12 grandchildren, Kaden and Toni Macha, Cassie and Calvin Delich, Stephen and Nick Erickson, Emma Stalnaker, Adam Burmeister, Ivan and Simon Walter, Sydney and Madilynn Walter; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at St. John’s Parish Hall in Iola.
Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s Catholic Church in Iola.
Memorials are suggested to Allen County Animal Rescue Facility (ACARF) or Allen County Hospice and may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola.
You may sign the guest book online at www.iolafuneral.com.

OBITUARIES

Dannis ‘Yogi’ Yocham

thumb

Dennis Wayne “Yogi” Yocham, 50, Fayetteville, Ark., died Nov. 26, 2014, at his home.He was born Dec. 13, 1963, in Iola, the third of four sons to Fred and Verna Barnes Yocham.When his mother passed away on Sept. 14, 1967, his maternal grandmother, Alice Barnes, took... [More]

Harold Rice

thumb

R. Harold Rice, 90, Iola, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Allen County Regional Hospital.Robert Harold Rice was born Nov. 11, 1924, in Wichita Falls, Texas, the son of Dr. Reuben and Jimmie Ethel (Myers) Rice. He graduated from Talala High School in Oklahoma and spent most of... [More]

Betty Heppler

thumb

Betty Jean Heppler, 70, Wichita, retired cashier supervisor for St. Joseph Hospital, passed away on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mary (Kipp) Heiman; her loving husband, Richard J. Heppler Jr.; son, Richard J. Heppler III; brothers,... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

St. Timothy’s primed to feed the masses

thumb

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church will dedicate its new dining hall and expanded kitchen area Saturday evening. The event is by invitation, and will be followed by a public grand opening on Jan. 21.For 10 years the church has served community meals once a month. Long ago facilities... [More]

Big Brother Big Sister program relaunches

thumb

The Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Allen and Neosho County is relaunching.“We have a new working model in the state and new practices in the program,” area director Rhonda Dewitt said. “We have new staff in place and are trying to better promote... [More]

Professional joins ‘Nutcracker’ cast

thumb

Cooper Studios Dance Center dancers will bring the magic of “The Nutcracker,” to Iola once again this holiday season. This year the company will have a special guest dancer.Alec Roth, a professional dancer from Milwaukee, Wis., will perform multiple scenes with the... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

ACC harrier Brock Artis signs with OCU

thumb

Brock Artis will run his way back to Oklahoma. The Tulsa native spent the past two seasons running for Allen Community College’s cross country program and has signed a letter of intent to run for Oklahoma City University.The NAIA school boasts an enrollment of 3,770 students... [More]

Lady Cubs, Crest boys win big; SCC Titans stumble

thumb

PLEASANTON — Crest High secured a 55-26 win on the road against Pleasanton Tuesday.Thanks to a huge second-quarter scoring outburst, the Lancers eased to victory. Crest outscored Pleasanton 32-5 in the quarter. “Offensively, we weren’t great. But, we are getting... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription