Alene Walter, age 101, of Harrisburg, passed away at 9:17 PM, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Saline Care Center.
Alene was born on December 23, 1918 in Hardin County, Illinois to the late John M. and Pearlie (Hill) Ledbetter. On August 9, 1946 she married Jacob Walter and he preceded her in death on September 25, 1979.
Alene was a 1936 graduate of Harrisburg High School. She was a member of IOOF Rebekah Lodge 234, the Lydia Sunday school class and Senior Adult Choir at McKinley Avenue Baptist Church, the Harrisburg Golden Circle and the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem Egyptian Shrine #56. Alene was a wonderful musician, playing the piano and organ. For fifteen (15) years she played at the Saline Care Center for the residents, which was a ministry of McKinley Avenue Baptist Church. She is at home with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, but will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her family and friends.
Alene is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Ann Walter of Harrisburg; nieces, Doris Peters; Norma Thaxton and husband, Terry; Lisa Isom and husband, Richard; all of Harrisburg, nephews, Benny Healy and wife, Salley of Carmi; Thomas Ledbetter of Harrisburg; Stephen Ledbetter and wife, Cindy of Harrisburg; John Healey of Carmi; 26 great nieces and nephews; 17 great-great nieces and nephews and 4 great-great-great nieces and nephews.
Alene was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jacob Walter; three sisters, Vivian, Anna Katherine and Edith; 1/2 sister, Lori; four brothers, Frank, John Eston, Raymond and Gilbert; nieces, Carolyn Murrow and Janet Ledbetter; nephew, John Ledbetter.
Visitation will be held at Reed Funeral Chapel from 2 PM until approximately 2:45 PM, Sunday, August 2, 2020. A graveside service will follow at Sunset Lawn Cemetery, Harrisburg , Illinois at approximately 3 PM. Rev. Gary Clark. will officiate. Memorials may be made to McKinley Avenue Baptist Church.
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