PEORIA - Delores J. "Moe" Walters, age 79, of Peoria passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at 6:29 p.m.
She was born April 4, 1933, in Beardstown to James and Ada (Sudeth) Smith. She married Charles Walters on May 21, 1950, in Beardstown. He passed away Oct. 25, 1991, in Peoria.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Charles "Chuck" Walters; one grandson, Joseph Walters; six sisters, Veda Stark, Zeda Perrilles, Inez Morgan, Dorene Woodworth, Marcella Bowman and Betty Lemon; and one brother, Louis Smith.
Survivors include one daughter, Tina (Sam) Bill of Peoria; three sons, Danny (Brenda) Walters of Marquette Heights, Carl Walters of Peoria and John (Star) Walters of Oak Creek, Wis.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; one daughter-in-law, Wanda Walters of Fayetteville, N.C.; one sister-in-law, Phyllis Smith of Peoria; two sisters, Rosalie Wubker of Virginia, Ill., and Joanne Staake of Arenzville, Ill.; three brothers, Richard, James and Tommy Smith, all of Pekin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Moe was a member of the First Christian Church of Disciples of Creve Coeur.
She always enjoyed having big family gatherings, where she would cook her world famous fried chicken. She has always been the family's foundation.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Peoria.
Memorials may be made to her church.
Please view Moe's obituary online at www.Davison-FultonWoodlandChapel.com.