Virginia “Irene” Walters, 91, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha.
She was born August 15, 1925 at Glen Elder the daughter of Howard and Anna Josephine Arasmith Oplinger. Irene grew up in the Jewell community and graduated from Jewell High School. She also graduated from the Jane C. Stormont School of Nursing in Topeka.
Irene was a R.N. and had been the Director of Nursing at the St. Marys Manor. She worked at the Friendship House in Wamego after she retired from nursing. Irene was a member of the Rossville Bible Church.
On September 7, 1947 she married Arthur David Walters at Jewell. He preceded her in death on June 11, 1970. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a sister Geneva McAlavey.
Survivors include three sons, Gary (Carol) Walters, Red Oak, IA., Mark (Barb) Walters, Lincoln, NE, and John (Joelle) Walters, Lewistown, PA; a daughter, Ruth Ann (Mike) Gee, Home, KS; a brother, Dan (Janice) Oplinger, CA; a sister, Jennifer Roth, CA; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren with one on the way.
Funeral Services will be at 10:30 A.M. Monday, June 26, 2017 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys. Interment will be private at the Valley View Cemetery, St. Marys. Memorial contributions may be made to the Irene Walters Memorial Fund and sent in care of the funeral home.