Main Office Staff
Margaret L. Walls, 79, of Sarasota, Fla., and formerly of Terre Haute, died Thursday morning, March 8, 2007, at her daughter’s home in Terre Haute. She was a secretary for Allen & Steen Mortgage Loan Company, Popular Subscription Services and the Vigo County School Corp., having worked at Garfield High School and Terre Haute North Vigo High School for 20 years before her retirement.
She was born March 11, 1927, in Paris, Ill., to Oscar Moore and Velma Lunger Moore. Her husband, Arthur E. Walls Jr., preceded her in death on Aug. 3, 1988.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, David A. Walls and Kathy Walls of Lafayette; her daughter and son-in-law, Debi and Mike Aird of Terre Haute; one sister, Nancy Beck and her husband John W. Beck of San Bernardino, Calif.; five grandchildren, Katlin Walls, Amanda Aird, Michael Aird Jr., Amy Aird and Skylar Aird; one sister-in-law, Peggy Jane Tinder of Danville, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
Margaret was a graduate of Paris High School and Illinois Wesleyan University. She was a member of Terre Haute Twelve Points Chapter 528 Order of Eastern Star, and Sarasota Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America, where she was active with the Swingers Dance Group, was a member and past queen of NYLA Temple 152 Daughters of the Nile and was a member of Supreme Temple Daughters of the Nile.
Memorial services were at Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 S. 25th St., with the Rev. Steve Moore officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park.
The family kindly requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2001 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131-3597.