Betty Walls

Born: 10/08/1934 Passed:

Betty Walls 86, of New Philadelphia, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021, in her home surrounded by her loving family.  Born in Lucasville, OH, Betty was the daughter of George and Gladys Eden, the middle child of five. Betty was a lifelong member of the Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She worked for Ford Motor Company in Detroit after graduating high school, until she married her high school sweetheart, Paul Walls while he was on leave from the Army in 1953. Together they had two daughters, Linda and Brenda Walls.

After getting married, Betty worked at the Atomic Plant in Piketon, Ohio while Paul served in the Army in Korea, once he returned, she followed him to 49 different locations for his work in construction. During this time, she was a Real Estate Agent, working for Moon Realty and later earning her Real Estate Broker’s license. Betty enjoyed cooking, baking her famous chocolate chip cookies, reading, homemaking, and later in life spending time with her grandchildren.

Betty is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Paul Walls, and her daughter, Brenda K. Walls DeVolld.

She is survived by daughter, Linda E. Walls; grandchildren, Michael Paul (Kate) DeVolld and Laura A. Lab (Jocelyn Boehm); and three great-grandchildren, Natalie, Audrey, and Wesley.

Services will be held through at a date to be determined. In lieu of Flowers, contributions can be made to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.


1 Tribute to Betty Walls

  1. Michael DeVolld says:

    Those that were fortunate enough to have Grandma Betty in our lives were lucky. Whether you were 2 years old or 80, she had a way of making you feel important and your life better. She was quick-witted, spunky, and had this amazing belly laugh that will ring in my ears forever. She was the epitome of selflessness and service – a true steward of her family, congregation, and community. I’ll never forget the way she taught me about the world through stories and scripture when I was a young boy. As she moved around with her beloved (Grandpa) Paul, they were never too far away for a visit – even if that meant driving a long way and getting a hotel room for just a few hours. I was continually inspired by the way both she and Grandpa Paul took care of their community and friends. And of course, her cookies were always amazing! Thank you Grandma Betty for all of the beautiful memories that you left us to cherish. We love you and will miss you always.

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