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Ima Walter

November 30, 1933 — February 8, 2022

McGregor, Texas

Ima Walter, of McGregor, passed away Tuesday evening, February 8, 2022, at the age of 88,  A visitation will be 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. Sunday, February 13, 2022, in the  Bluebonnet Parlor of Grace Gardens Funeral Home, 8220 Woodway Dr. Waco. The memorial service will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, February 14, 2022, at First United Methodist Church, 500 S. Madison St. McGregor with Rev. Victoria Gebert officiating.  Following the service, the family invites you to lunch in the fellowship hall.  For those unable to attend, the memorial service will be live streamed through this site.

Ima was born to William Wesley and Lola Pearl Walker on November 30, 1933.  She graduated from Chilton High School in 1950.  She attended 4C Business College in Waco and soon entered the workforce. As a young girl, she was gifted with a beautiful voice such that she even made a record, continuing her love for singing and music.

Louie Lavon Walter married his “blonde headed, blue eyed sweetheart” on May 25, 1952. Ima will be remembered for the great love she had for her husband, Louie. They had a loving relationship that was unique to them. Louie adored his wife. He was the head of the house, but everyone knew Ima was in charge.   They loved to camp, especially with other family members. They were often gone weeks at a time enjoying cooking, fishing, playing dominoes and visiting until late in the evening. In addition, many hours were spent at Heart of Texas Speedway watching Louie, his brothers and their own sons racing on the track.

Her passion undoubtably was her family. The holidays were chaotic with all five kids, their spouses, grandkids and great grandkids. She thrived in the chaos always cooking, visiting, and making sure all were loved.

Ima was an incredible woman that found great joy in serving others. She served her community as a seamstress, wedding cake maker and as a compassionate friend.  She and Louie served the Lord in the Sunshine Class at the First United Methodist Church in McGregor. They loved to get to church early to make coffee for everyone.  Ima also served on the Benevolence Committee and provided food to countless families in their time of grief.  It was said that you could ask Ima to help in any way and she would always say yes.

Most of all, Ima will be remembered for her unconditional love and grace she showed to family, friends and whomever her kids brought into her home.  Ima will be missed, but her impact on us will last the rest of our lives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louie Lavon Walter of McGregor, her parents William Wesley and Lola Pearl Walker of Chilton, Tx, sister Pearl Beauchamp and husband Johnny of Hobbs, NM, brother William (Sonny) Walker and wife Freddie of Marlin Tx. She is survived by brother Ruble Walker and wife Cindy of Robinson, Tx and 5 children: Mitchel and Tammy Walter of Lovelady, Tx, Patricia and Mark Abbe of Mansfield, Tx, Jeff Walter of McGregor, Tx, Mark Walter and Kelly Simons of McGregor, Tx, and Dana and Mike Jones of McGregor Tx.  She has 8 grandchildren : Hilary Pitts, Cara Howell, Erica North, Marckie Mathews, Taylor Walter, Corey Jones, Lori Fedler, and Jonathan Jones, and 19 great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Hewitt Rehabilitation and Wellness Center and Interim Healthcare-Hospice for their loving care of our mom.

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Sunday, February 13, 2022

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

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Monday, February 14, 2022

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First United Methodist Church McGregor

500 South Madison Avenue, McGregor, TX 76657

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