Jack Walters 1931-2015
Jack Lee Walters, 84, Excelsior Springs, Mo., died Sunday, May 10, 2015, at Valley Manor Care at Excelsior Springs.
He was born April 19, 1931, at Winterset, Iowa, the son of Wilfred L. and Mildred Fay Beasley Walters. He graduated from Valley Falls High School in 1951.
Mr. Walters served in the U.S. Army. He was a welder and auto body worker.
He was a member of the American Legion at Excelsior Springs, the National Wildlife Association, the Valley Falls Historical Society and a 22-year member of the United Auto Workers Union.
He married Mary Frances Marsh on Jan. 17, 1953, in Kansas City. She survives.
Survivors include two brothers, Jerry Walters and wife Janet, Bonner Springs, and Don Bumgarner and wife Jan, Fort Worth, Texas; a brother-in-law, Terry Marsh and wife Norma, Ozawkie; two sisters-in-law, Nelle Schneider and husband Ralph, Shawnee, and Kathy Langhus and husband Lars, Smithville, Mo.; two nieces, Denise Melvin and husband Ken, Havensville, and Peggy Herzog and husband Gary, Dallas, Texas; 14 nephews and nieces; 21 great-nephews and great-nieces; and three great-great-nieces. He was preceded in death by two nephews, Steven and Scott Walters; a niece, Jaana Megan Langhus; and a great-nephew, Nathan Herzog.
A celebration of life service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23 at Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls, with military honors by Grahem-Herbers Post 3084, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until service time. Private inurnment will be held in Valley Falls Cemetery. Prior to visitation, family and friends are invited for a luncheon at 11 a.m. at Valley Falls United Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Falls Historical Society, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Valley Falls, KS 66088.