Doris ‘Janie’ Walter

Doris ‘Janie’ Walter

Doris “Janie” Walter, 91, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at the Jonesboro Rehab and Nursing Center in Jonesboro. 

She was born on April 29, 1932, in Lawrence County, Ill., the daughter of Benefield and Anna Culp Mallette. 

She married Herman “Shady” Walter on March 17, 1956. He preceded her in death on July 24, 1995.

She is survived by her son, Larry (Debra) Walter of Anna; a niece, Denise (Ronnie) Stallings of Metropolis; other relatives and special friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herman “Shady” Walter; and two aunts, Flossie Hess and Marie Everingham.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jonesboro for many years. She retired from The Gazette-Democrat, where she worked as a proofreader and bookkeeper. 

There will be no formal services. Interment will be in the Big Ridge Cemetery in Harrisburg. Memorials can be made to the St. Francis Medical Center Volunteer Foundation.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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Anna, Illinois 62906
Office Number: (618) 833-2158

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