Leona L. Walter, age 97, of Columbus, Nebraska died Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at her home. Private family services will be held Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at McKown Funeral Home with Reverend Richard Bringewatt officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at McKown Funeral Home. Burial is in the Humphrey Cemetery.
Miss Walter was born January 22, 1910 in Humphrey, Nebraska to Edward and Minnie (Schroeder) Walter. She graduated from Humphrey Public School. Leona then attended Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She taught 1 year at the Tracy Valley School near Humphrey, 19 years at the Humphrey Public School and 26 years at Emerson School in Columbus. Leona retired from teaching in 1975. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, University of Nebraska Alumni, Retired Teachers Association and a lifetime member of the Emerson P.T.A.
She is survived by:
Nephew: Edward (Gail) Walters of Bromfield, CO
Nephew: Ken (Kathy) Walters of Columbus, NE
Niece: Linda (Wes Baxa) Walters of Columbus, NE
Great Niece: Kelly (Dan) McPherron of Topeka, KS
Great Niece: Carrie (Patrick) Prentice of Omaha, NE
Great Nephew: Jon (Sadie) Walters of Albuquerque, NM
Great Great Nieces and Nephews: Emma, Lane & Paige Prentice and Alexa Walters
She was preceded by:
Father: Edward Walter
Mother: Minnie Walter
Brother: Eugene Walter
Brother: Ervin Walters
Sister-in-law: Naomi Walters
Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran School.