Imogene WaltonLincoln, AR, 1919 - 2013 0comment
Imogene Walton, daughter of John and Gertrude (Goldman) Barnes, was born March 2, 1919, in Sugar Hill, Ark., and departed this life to be with our Lord on May 21, 2013, in Fayetteville, Ark., at the age of 94 years, 2 months and 19 days.
She loved to play Bingo, plant flowers and work in her yard. She also loved every family member and enjoyed spending time with them. She was of the Baptist faith. She worked for Campbell Soup for 29 years, and in her younger years during World War II, she worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" putting noses on B-17 and B-24 planes.
Imogene was preceded in death by her parents, John and Gertie Barnes; siblings, Roy Barnes, Frank Barnes, Harold Barnes, Louise Bottoms, Ruby Cummings, Bernice Finical; and her children's father, Louie Walton.
She is survived by a very loving family that includes her children, Lou Jean Wyche and husband, Larry, of Stilwell, Okla., David Walton and wife, Phyllis, of Lincoln, Ark.; six grandchildren, Tracy Wyche O'Neal, Stacy Wyche, both of Stilwell, Okla., Bobbi Jo Crooch and husband, Bob, of Checotah, Okla., Angie Walton of Lincoln, Ark., Kim Walton and companion, Brandon Bagsby, of Fayetteville, Ark., Jim Buck Walton and companion, Ali Mangrum, of Farmington, Ark.; 11 great-grandchildren, Nikki Brown and her daughter, KaLeah Gamble, Jerod Kimble, Rainey Phillips, Malik Bagsby, Bayden Walton, Colby Philpott, Saylor Stidham, Riley O'Neal, Ava Bagsby and Jake Wilson; two sisters, Jetty Villines and husband, Lawton, of Lincoln, Ark., Juanita Bradford of Springdale, Ark.; special friends, Bonnie Melton, Edith Schmit, Mutt Reed; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends also survive her.
Donations can be made in memory of Imogene to the Willard Walker Hospice House, 325 E. Longview St., Fayetteville, AR 72703.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 24, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Lincoln, Ark., with Bro. Randy Maggard officiating. Interment followed at Sugar Hill Cemetery, Sugar Hill, Ark., under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home.
Published May 25, 2013