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Rosa Lee Walter

April 9, 1946 — January 15, 2022

Rosa Lee Walter, 75, died January 15, 2022, at the Washington County Hospital with her family by her side. A funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 21, at the Washington Christian Church. Rev. Jim Stark officiated. Music included “In the Garden”, “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Home”. The pallbearers were Ryan Hynek, Tyson Hynek, Colton Linenberger, Connor Linenberger, Matthew Walter, Michael Walter and Jacob Walter. The honorary pallbearers were Morgan Walter, Shelby Hynek, Emily Walter, Brenna Linenberger, Mallory Walter, Hannah Walter and Emma Walter. Burial was in the Washington City Cemetery. Rosa Lee was born April 9, 1946, at Belleville, KS, to Raymond and Loetta (Palmer) Duey. In 1964, she graduated from Haddam High School at Haddam, KS, and then attended Brown Mackie College in Salina. On May 4, 1965, she married Richard Walter at the United Methodist Church in Haddam. To this union five children were born: Teresa, Kevin, Todd, Tad and Dawn. Rosa Lee lived in Washington until her death. She worked in many areas of business but was most content being on the farm where she always had a large garden, enjoyed her flowers and took care of the many animals that were brought home by her husband. She enjoyed collecting recipes, cooking for holidays, when all her children and grandchildren came home and attending her grandchildren’s many activities. In her younger years, she enjoyed riding her horse, singing and playing the piano. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Richard; infant son, Tad; brother, Pete “Elwyn” Duey; and brother-in-law, Robert Walter. Survivors include her children, Teresa (Todd) Hynek, Morrowville, Kevin (Ashley) Walter, Virginia Beach, VA, Todd (Shiloh) Walter, Abilene, KS, and Dawn (Patrick) Linenberger, Washington; brothers, Bob (Sandy) Duey, Scandia, and David (Donine) Duey, Janesville, WI; sister, Diane (Fred) Miller, Morrowville; sisters-in-law, Connie Snyder, Marysville, Sara Russell, Lawrence, Margaret (Max) Werner, Beatrice, NE, and Ann Hawk, Washington; brothers-in-law, Donald Walter and John Walter, both of Washington; and fourteen grandchildren, Ryan (Macy) Hynek, Shelby Hynek, Tyson Hynek, Morgan Walter, Emily Walter, Michael Walter, Jacob Walter, Mallory Walter, Matthew Walter, Hannah Walter, Emma Walter, Colton Linenberger, Brenna Linenberger and Connor Linenberger. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home. Video of funeral for Rosa Lee Walter To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Rosa Lee Walter, please visit our flower store.


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