Erica Dyan (Shipman) Walls, 28, of Killeen, Texas, passed away at her home on Thursday, July 17, 2014.
Erica was born in Springfield on Aug. 23, 1985, to John E. Shipman Jr. and September Shipman. She married Jonathon R. Walls on Dec. 22, 2011.
She is survived by her husband, Jonathon; daughter, Jaylen of Killeen, Texas; son, John (Jay) Montgomery of Springfield; mother, September Shipman (Stan Kitchens) of Havana; sister, Andria J. Wentzel (Douglas) of Springfield; maternal grandmother, Nancy Meadows of Petersburg; paternal grandparents, John E. and Barbara Mohler Shipman Sr. of Springfield; stepmother, Tami J. Shipman of Springfield; mother-in-law, Theresa Walls of Waverly; father-in-law, Russell Walls of Waverly; two sisters-in-law, Toshya Beckman (Carson) of Sanford, Florida, and Tara DeWitt (Dane) of Thayer; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, John E. Shipman Jr.
Erica graduated from Lanphier High School in 2004 and further pursued her studies at Lincoln Land Community College, ultimately enlisting in the United States Army National Guard.
She enjoyed fishing, shooting hoops, arts and crafts, and, most importantly, spending time with her children.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wilson Park Funeral Home in Rochester. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rochester Cemetery.
Wilson Park Funeral Home
200 E Main Rochester, IL 62563
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on July 26, 2014