Willodean Walters, 92

E. Willodean "Dean" Walters, 92, North Manchester, died at 10:50 a.m., Monday, March 18, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.

She was born June 12, 1920 in North Manchester, to Fred and Gladys M. (Grossnickle) Cummins. Dean married John F. Walters in Madison, Wisc., on Nov. 27, 1942.  He died June 10, 2003.  She worked for Dr. Ira E. Peray and Dr. George W. Seward, O.D., North Manchester, until their deaths.  She then worked for the News Journal and Tri-Oaks Realty, both of North Manchester, retiring July 9, 1999.  She was a member of the New Hope United Church of Christ, in Bippus.

Dean is survived by her three grandchildren, Scott Walters, North Manchester, Richard (Kimberly) Walters, Kentucky, and Wendy L. Walters of Atwood; two sisters, Ruby Tyner and Lucille Newell, both of North Manchester; and five great-grandchildren.  Her husband, John F. Walters, and one son, John D. Walters, preceded her in death.

Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 21, at Fairview Cemetery, Servia, with Pastor Larry Holderbaum officiating. 

Preferred memorial is New Hope United Church of Christ, Bippus.

Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, North Manchester.

The memorial guestbook for Dean may be signed on-line at

Posted on 2013 Mar 20