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     Wayne A. Walter, age 83, of Carthage, Missouri, died Wednesday February 9, 2011 at his home after a short battle with lung cancer.

      Wayne was born December 31, 1927, the son of Lawrence "Dick" and Opal (Rains) Walter.  He was a graduate from the Lamar High School in 1947.  He was united in marriage to Naomi Jean Keller on October 3, 1951.  She preceded him in death November 25, 2007.  He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Alaska.

      After retiring from Leggett & Platt, where he was a tool & dye maker,  Wayne was active with the Hispanic community and helped teach English. He enjoyed coffee at McDonalds with the Coffee Club and also enjoyed whittling.

      Survivors included four daughters; Mary Beth and Greg Winder of Golden, MO, Cassandra Walter of Fort Scott, KS, Shelly White of St. Louis, MO and Shannon Peterson of Carthage, MO; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

      In addition to his wife, he was preceded by his parents; one brother, Larry Walter; two sisters, Roma Jean Foster and Elaine Bruns.

      Graveside services with Military Rites will be 10:00 am Monday February 14, 2011 at Nigh Cemetery, north of Lamar.  Wayne will lie in state from 10 am to 5 pm Saturday and 1 pm to 5 pm Sunday at Daniel Funeral Home.

      Donations are suggested to Regional Hospice of Joplin in care of the Daniel Funeral Home.

 

Comments  

#11 Garden City, New YorkClaudia Palladino 2011-12-07 21:33
I just recently found out about Wayne's passing. I knew Wayne for many, many years and was very sad to hear of his demise. I would like to contact his daughters to express my sympathy but have no contact information. Please be so kind to email me as to how to get in touch with his family members. Please contact me at . This note is dated 12/8/11. Thank you!
#10 Carthage, MOGladys Avalos 2011-02-22 09:06
Wayne Walter was a very caring men known for his close conection to the Hipsanic community, where he holds a especial appreciation.I will never forget his smile and his big quality, always willing to help.

He'll me greatly missed by family and friends.
#9 Tooele, UTMary Ann Jenkins Haupt 2011-02-13 21:35
I met Mr. Walter over 40 years ago when Mary Beth and I became best friends, forming a bond that has lasted all these years. I have such good memories of the Walter Family. I can truly say that the best thing that ever happened to me in Knob Noster was knowing such a warm, loving family. It gives me great comfort to know that he is with his wife and other family members and that, someday, we will all see each other again.
#8 Carthage MOJo Ann Ellett 2011-02-12 16:47
I first met Wayne when I worked at the Family Literacy. He help the Hispanic community in many ways and a lot of them are US citzens because of him. He was truly a fine man and will be missed greatly by his Family and Friends.
#7 Avondale, AZRalph & Joyce Wood 2011-02-12 07:31
We feel the loss of this good friend and relative. We had talked by phone with him not more than 3 weeks ago without any mention of health problems, which is exactly the type person he was---not wanting to burden others with his problems. He will be missed by many.
#6 Webb CityKaren Altom 2011-02-11 18:45
I got the pleasure of being his friend about 14 years ago. He was always so nice to me and my son Seth! He will be missed by us. My prayer go out to all his family and friends.
#5 Mazatlan, MexicoTimothy \twiper1\ House 2011-02-11 18:42
I knew Wayne for several years because he was a good friend of Donald "MOOSE" Moorehouse,and I was a Merchant Marine with Moose. Wayne was a very good man that trated everyone he knew with respect and kindness. I helped him sevral times to locate things he needed on the internet. I had coffee with him on my visits to Carthage Mo. He will be missed and Carthage will not be the same without him.
#4 Carthage,moLori Lopez 2011-02-11 17:33
Wayne was a very caring sweet man. When we saw him he was always smiling and talking to everyone. He was connected to the hispanic community. He always talked to us when we saw atr mcdonalds or just pretty much anywhere. He truly will be missed.
#3 Fairview MOPatty Wilson 2011-02-11 17:22
Just thinking about Silly Grandpa makes me smile. He will be missed by those left behind but I'm sure Grandma is thrilled to be with him again.
#2 carthage missorimoose moorehouse 2011-02-11 13:34
I HAVE KNOWN WW FOR MANY YEARS NEVER A FINER PERSON HAVE I EVER MET. MY HEART IS TRULY BROKEN TO LOSE SUCH A PERSON. WW WAS BLESSED TO HAVE A LOVELY WIFE AND BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS. HE HAS GONE TO A BETTER PLACE AND I WILL MISS HIM FOREVER. LIFE SHALL CONTINUE AND I KNOW WW WOULD WANT IT TO BE THAT WAY. MAY HE REST IN PEACE

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