Marcia M. Walls, 79, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:50 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Auglaize Acres. She was born May 14, 1934, in Shelby County, the daughter of Carl & Mary (Rinehart) Rickert, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 13, 1953, she married George J. Walls, and he died Nov. 22, 2005.
Survivors include, three sons, David (Ginny) Walls, of Cincinnati, Jim (Kelly Schattschneider) Walls, of Wapakoneta, Gary (Deb) Walls, of Wapakoneta; four grandchildren, Christina (Steven) Smith, Nancy (Tyler) Copeland, Emily Walls & fiancĂ©e John Williams, and Courtney Walls; a great grandson, Mason Smith; two brothers, Paul Rickert & Tom (Evelyn) Rickert, both of Wapakoneta; bother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Leroy (Beverly) Walls, Orient,and Janet Steinke,Wapakoneta.
She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Kim Snyder Walls; a sister and brother-in-law, Virginia (Tony) Mulholland; and an infant sister, Helen Louise; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Norma Rickert, Martha Hademan, Donna McCarthey, Evelyn (John) Wehner, Kathy (Larry) Whitaker, Doris McClintock; and infant Billy Walls.
Marcia had worked at Fisher Cheese Co., H & R Block and as secretary at St. Markâ€™s Lutheran Church, all of Wapakoneta. A 1952 graduate of Blume High School, she was a member of St. Markâ€™s Lutheran Church, Wapakoneta. Her hobbies included bowling, ballroom dancing, knitting, cooking, crocheting and reading.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Parmie Herman and the staff at Auglaize Acres for the wonderful care they provided to Marcia.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Monday at St. Markâ€™s Lutheran Church, Wapakoneta, with Pastor Mark Bauer officiating. Burial is to follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta.
The family will receive friends 2-6 p.m., Sunday at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, state Route 501, Wapakoneta, and one hour prior to the service, Monday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Markâ€™s Lutheran Church or the Auglaize Acres Memory Unit. Condolences may be expressed at bayliffandeleyfh.com.