Leona M (Wooten) Walker

Female 1907 - 2001  (93 years)


Walker, Leona M

The Newton Kansan

Leona M. Walker

Leona M. Walker, 93, former owner of Westwind Restaurant, died Friday (April 20, 2001) at Kidron Bethel Health Care in North Newton.

She was born May 22, 1907, to Alexander and Mary (Binnion) Wooten in Ada, Okla. They preceded her in death. She married Ralph Walker Nov. 7, 1925, in Kanawa, Okla. He preceded her in death Jan.13, 1975.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Christian Women's Fellowship. She moved to Newton from McPherson in 1950. She served in the Army and the Navy during World War II in Civil Service positions in Ogden, Utah, and worked as a volunteer for the American Red Cross until 1992.

She also was preceded in death by four sisters, Johnie Wooten, Mayme Wooten, Stella Wooten and Ava Wooten.

Other survivors include: two sons, Robert Walker of Newton and Don Walker of Burns; a sister, Cledith Wooten of Willard, Utah; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Petersen Funeral Home with the Rev. MyCherie Zimmerman of First Christian Church of Newton officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today and 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Internment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. Memorials have been established with the First Christian Church Building Fund in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

Owner of originalHarvey County Genealogical Society
Date21 Apr 2001
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