Twila J. (Geary) Walton, of Westbrook Assisted Living, Upper Sandusky, passed from this life to the arms of her savior at 9:59 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Upper Sandusky. She was 88.
Born Aug. 12, 1930, in Sycamore, she was the daughter of the late Glen and Evelyn (Riedel) Geary. She and Clarence L. Walton were married on March 9, 1947, in Evangelical United Brethren Church of Sycamore. Her husband of 63 years preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 2010.
Mrs. Walton is survived by a daughter, Janie S. (Jim) Kear, Troy; two sons, Tim C. (Jill) Walton, rural Sycamore; and Bradley A. (Barbara) Walton, Upper Sandusky; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Chet Geary, Akron; and Jed Geary, Upper Sandusky; three sisters, Marcile McBride, Forest; Jocelyn Risley, rural Sycamore; and Patsy Barron, Tiffin.
Mrs. Walton worked at the former Commercial Savings Bank, Upper Sandusky, as a teller and was later a bookkeeper at B. F. Walton & Sons Seed Company.
Twila enjoyed music and started singing with her sister Marcile at an early age. In July of 1963 Sycamore’s first amateur hour was held. Five entries appeared with first prize being awarded to Twila (age six) and Marcile Geary (age eight), who were accompanied by their mother on guitar. Twila was also a member of the Smithville Ladies Chorus and sang many solos at church and in the community. She was a member of the Smithville United Methodist Church for many years and is currently a member of the Trinity Evangelical Church in Upper Sandusky. In the summers the Walton family hosted several singspirations at their home for the community churches. Twila was also a poet and in her later years took up painting. She was also known as an excellent seamstress including making bridesmaid dresses for her daughter’s wedding.
Twila and her family also enjoyed vacationing at Bay Point on the Marblehead Peninsula. Many good times were had boating and skiing. Family dinners were also enjoyed by all which included Twila’s wonderful potato salad.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Trinity Evangelical Church, Upper Sandusky, with the Rev. James Stauffer officiating. Burial will follow at Smithville Cemetery, Wyandot County. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 5-8 p.m. at Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore, and also from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the church prior to the funeral service.
Memorial contributions can be made to Trinity Evangelical Church, Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabiliation Center, Westbrook Assisted Living or Hospice of Wyandot County in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, OH 44882.
Online expressions of sympathy can be made at waltonmoorefuneralhome.com.