Funeral services for Gladys J. Walters, 83, Lawrence, will be at 10 am Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, with Pastor Scott Berry officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Walters died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born June 30, 1933, in Corning, Kan., the daughter of Roy and Lizzie Mae Sherrer Cox. She graduated from Centralia High School. Gladys was a homemaker, and was a representative for Avon for 50 years. She enjoyed visiting with her friends over coffee at McDonald’s, listening to country music, KU basketball, and spending time with her grandkids. She was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
Gladys married Robert E. Walters on July 4, 1951, in Sabetha. He preceded her in death in 1999. She was also preceded in death by six siblings. Survivors include a son, Randy Walters and wife Ann, Colo. Springs; two daughters, Debbie Guenther and husband David, Baldwin City, and Sheryl Saathoff and husband Larry, Lawrence; a brother, Tom Cox and wife Beverly, Wichita; eight grandchildren, John Walters, Kurt Walters, Lori Herrera, Tracie Newell, Kyle Guenther, Becky Saathoff, Renae Walters, and Rachelle Brost; and 14 great grandchildren.
Friends may call from noon to 8 pm Sunday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 2-4 pm. Memorial contributions are suggested to Douglas County Special Olympics, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.