The Leon Journal-Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, April 23, 1987
OBITUARY - ORIE W. WALTER
ORIE W. WALTER, son of WILLIAM E. WALTER and SARA JANA (OSBORN) WALTER, was
born Dec. 5, 1908 in Ringgold County near Mt. Ayr, and died April 14, 1987
at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, age 78.
On December 23, 1933, he was united in marriage to DOROTHY MARIE PAYTON. To
this union, one son was born, LARRY G. WALTER, Urbandale, Iowa.
He spent his early years farming in the community and later engaged in
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, CLARENCE and
brother-in-law, JAMES PAYTON.
Survivors include his widow, DOROTHY; son LARRY, and wife, KATH; two
granddaughters: MICHELLE and DEANNA; brother, HOMER and wife, HAZEL,
Shenandoah, Iowa; brother-in-law, LEE HEWLETT and wife, CLEO, Grand River,
Iowa; sister-in-law, MAXINE PAYTON, Lamoni, Iowa; nieces, nephews, cousins
Funeral services were held April 16, 1987 from the United Methodist Church at Kellerton, Iowa, conducted by Rev.
Douglas Harding. Music was provided by Mrs. Weldon meadows and Richard Jackson.
Casketbearers were Glen Payton,
Gene Hewlett, Harold Deemer, Donald Hewlett, Albert Hewlett and Frances Hewlett. Honorary pallbeares were Lyle Main,
Gerald Payton, Gary Jimmerson, Ronald Walter and Raymond Walter. Burial was in Maple Row Cemetery at Kellerton, Iowa.
Transcription by Nancee (McMurtrey) Seifert, October 20, 2009
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