Retha J. Walter, age 97, of Edmore, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law.
She was born on August 6, 1924 in Sherman City, the daughter of Roy & Erma (Lowery) Phenix. Retha married Wesley Walter on May 29, 1942 in Mecosta County. He passed away in 2011.
Surviving Retha are her children; Pamela (David) Miller of Six Lakes and Dale (Linda) Walter of Edmore; several grandchildren; brother, Wendell Phenix of Mt. Pleasant; sisters, Orelie Simon of Remus and Enid Schafer of Weidman; one brother-in-law; and two sisters-in-law.
Preceding Retha in death were two sons, Bruce and Randy Walter; two brothers, Lester and Kenneth Phenix; four sisters, Alice Brown, Irene Bunting, Lena Abendroth, and Colleen Krabill.
Retha enjoyed sewing and needlework. She and Wesley spent several years in Arizona before moving back to Michigan.
Retha’s family would like to thank Spectrum Health Hospice for their care in her final three months. In keeping with her wishes no formal funeral ceremonies will be held.