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Walters, Margaret

Margaret L. Walters of Wild Rose, Wisconsin died on June 15, 2012 at the age of 106. She was born on June 26, 1905 to Walter J. and Elizabeth Jones Walters on a farm in Springwater Township, Waushara County. She was preceded in death by her sister Mary Walters, brother Newton C. Walters, sister Rhoda Walters Ribble, and many beloved cousins. Miss Walters is survived by her sister Lois Walters, three nieces and two nephews, and many relatives and friends with whom she kept in contact.

Miss Walters graduated from Wild Rose High School in 1924, went to Oshkosh Teacher's College, and then began a long and happy career as a teacher. She began teaching at Rice School in Springwater Township where her father had attended school, then taught at another one-room school in Reedstown, Wisconsin, followed by thirty-nine years at Central School in Des Plaines, Illinois. She continued to pursue her own education, getting a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and continuing education credits from summer courses in California, Colorado and Illinois. Her influence on her students was significant, and several of her pupils kept in contact with her throughout her long life.

Margaret Walters was a faithful member of the Wild Rose Presbyterian Church, Historical Society, Friends of the Library, Hospital Auxiliary, and Woman's Club. She enjoyed reading, travel and volunteer work. She was strongly influenced by the lives of her Welsh ancestors who valued church, family and work ethics.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the Wild Rose Presbyterian Church followed by a luncheon in the church fellowship hall. Visitation at the church will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be at Caersalem Cemetery in Springwater Township. Memorials may be sent to Wild Rose Presbyterian Church, Wild Rose Hospital Auxiliary or the Patterson Memorial Library in Wild Rose.


Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on June 18, 2012
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