Alma G. Bohm
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Alma G. Bohm

Born: April 17, 1924; Maplewood, Missouri

Died: February 19, 2021; Walnut

WALNUT – Alma G. Bohm, 96 of Walnut died Friday, February 19, 2021 at her home.

She was born April 17, 1924 in Maplewood, MO, the daughter of Howard and Genevieve (Johnson) Jaquet. She attended Concordia Lutheran Grade School in Maplewood, because she had lived with her grandparents Hjalmer and Alma Johnson. She moved to the Walnut area, and graduated from Walnut High School in 1946. Alma attended Dain T. Dame beauty school in Kewanee under Byrl Baughman.

She married Leonard Bohm at the 1st Christian Church in Walnut on September 26, 1948 in Walnut. He died October 20, 1998. She worked as a beautician for a while and was a homemaker on the farm. She had bowled on Case Eaglets team and was very active in the CWF at the church, where she had served as past president several times and was respected as a very good cook and baker. She had taught Sunday school and Bible study at the church.

Alma was active in social circle club and several birthday clubs around the Walnut and Manlius areas. She was a 50-year member of the Manlius Women's Club, having served several times aspresident. She had belonged to two or three pinnacle clubs. She and her late husband loved to dance, especially at the Sterling Family Moose. They had danced on TV at the Col Ballroom in Davenport while she was pregnant.

Alma loved having coffee and eating at the Walnut Café. She enjoyed oil painting, and had also worked at the Manlius Café for a number of years. She enjoyed watching grandkids in their sporting events and spending time with the great-grandkids.

Survivors include her son, John (Deb) Bohm of Walnut; grandchildren, Jana (Brady) Nordstrom, Kyle (Hannah) Bohm, Joe (Kady) Dever, Corey (Bethen Campbell) Dever and Chad (Stepahnie) Dever; 16 great- grandchildren, Klayton Bohm, Devin, Addy, Collin, and Garrett Dever, and Bella and Braylon Clevenger, Melany, Wyck,and Sutter Dever and Kalliope Gasperecz, Logan and Peyton Dever and Taylor, Myah, and Zachary Shipley; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; her parents; her sister Irene Miller and her special grandmother, Alma Johnson.

Masks and social distancing requirements will be in effect for a public visitation on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Memorial services will follow on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will conclude at Walnut Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church; the Walnut Rescue Unit; Walnut Fire Department and IHCC Hospice in Princeton. A special thank you to Louie and the girls at the Walnut Café for looking out for Mom; to all of her hospice nurses, especially Hannah, and to her very special private caregivers, Becky Koehler and Barb Grebner.


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Published in News Tribune on Feb. 23, 2021.
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February 25, 2021
I loved my great aunt Alma she was always so warm-hearted and inviting just like my grandmother she was non-judgmental and always loved me no matter what! I will miss her dearly. She was a very special lady and she will always have a very special place in my heart,right alongside her sister which is my grandmother Irene. I'm just so happy that I was able to see her and remember her for her and I will never ever forget her smile her contagious laugh and her open heartedness! John I would like for you and your family to know that you had an amazing mother! You already know and she was loved by everyone and I'm sorry that I couldn't make it down there but you are in my family's thoughts and prayers always and I am so so very sorry for the loss of your mother! I love you and Alma and God Rest Your Soul!
Jennie Miller
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February 24, 2021
I am truly sorry for her passing. Leonard and Alma were great neighbors and lovely people.
Knowing they were first to come and welcome the new couple on the Anderson corner farm, I quickly found my packed China box so I could make a nice impression on Alma. Unpacked boxes and lumber for remodeling all around, Alma was such a gracious visitor with teacup in hand. My condolences to the whole family. Elin Dumney
Elin Dumney
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