Betty Jane Walters

Betty Jane Walters, 87, of Olla, passed from this life on August 11, 2018, at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. She was born on Sunday, October 26, 1930, to the union of her parents, Edgar H. Kirkham and Minnie L. Ratcliff Kirkham. As a direct descendent of a charter member, she was a lifetime and faithful member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. She was also a first grade teacher in the LaSalle Parish School System. In her efforts to be the best teacher she could be, she acquired a Bachelor’s, Master’s Degree, and +30 hours in Education, and retired with over 30 years of service teaching children to read and write. She was a dedicated wife, and a supportive, attentive, and loving mother to her four children. Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church near Olla with the Revs. Gary Norris and Joel Johnson officiating. Interment followed in the Harris Chapel Cemetery near Olla under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Enola K. Sanders. She is survived by her husband of over 70 years, Charles J. Walters, and her children, Kirk Walters and wife Charlene, Terry Mann and husband Ed, David Walters and wife Cheryl, and Reed Walters, and wife, Marsheela; her grandchildren, Elaine Haddad and husband Micah, Chuck Walters, Mark Mann and wife Caila, Jarrod Mann and wife Brooke, Ashley Mann, Todd Box and wife Stephanie, Josh Box, Brett Walters, and Ronn Walters and wife Sara; her great-grandchildren, Natalie Haddad, Julian Haddad, Abram Mann, Ellis Mann, Austin Box, Jaden Box, Caleb Box, Noah Box, Dylan Box, Jackson Walters, and Joseph Walters; her niece, Sherrie Coolman and husband Eddie, and their children, Ray Lynn and Michael; nephews, Ricky Sanders and wife Helen, and Roger Sanders; and her brother-in-law, Jim Walters and wife Freda. Pallbearers were Chuck Walters, Brett Walters, Ronn Walters, Mark Mann, Jarrod Mann, and Ray Lynn Coolman. Honorary pallbearers were Elaine Haddad, Micah Haddad, Sherrie Coolman, Eddie Coolman, and Michael Coolman.

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