Shirley ‘Joyce’ Walter

Sept. 3, 1931 -July 28, 2018

Shirley “Joyce” Walter, 86, James Creek, Huntingdon County, formerly of East Freedom, passed away Saturday evening at The Winds at Mattern Orchard, Duncansville.

She was born in Bedford, daughter of the late Elmer and Alice (Benton) Deffibaugh. On July 19, 1947, she married Chester H. Walter in Winchester, Va. He preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 2013.

Surviving are three sons: Barry (Linda) of Chambersburg, Ronald (Shirley) of Reedsville and James (Tonya) of rural Martinsburg; six grandchildren: Sherri, Jason, J.R., Crystal, Erin and Emily; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Adam Kyle Walter; two brothers: Joseph and William; and two sisters: Jean Ellis and Audrey Clair.

She attended Bedford High School and was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, James Creek. She retired as a production supervisor from Tritex Sportswear, Altoona, with over 30 years of service.

Joyce loved spending time with her family and traveling and wintering in Florida with her husband, Chet. She also enjoyed quilting, for which she received many awards, and volunteering at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, at the funeral home, Pastor Douglas E. Satterlee officiating. Private interment will be held at Fair-view Cemetery, Martinsburg.

The family prefers memorial contributions be given to one’s favorite local charity.