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Gwen Irene Walter 1936 - 2021
Gwen Irene Walter

LARNED – Gwen Irene Walter, 85, passed away November 20, 2021 at Pratt Regional Medical Center, Pratt.

She was born October 5, 1936 in Arnold, Nebraska, the daughter of Ralph Earl and Irene Violet Norall Alexander.

Moving from Lyons, she was an area resident since 1971. She was a group manager of Alco and a member of the First Christian Church, both of Larned.

On April 5, 1954 she married Vurn “Shorty” Walter at Kearney Nebraska; he preceded her in death on March 18, 2005.

Survivors include: five children, Robert L. (Mary) Walter, McPherson, Connie Lou (Raul) Servin, San Antonio, Texas, Bruce E. (Julia) Walter, Turon, Thomas E. Walter, Larned, Rocky (Linda) Fox, Pratt; one sister, Judy (George) Lookhart, Manhattan; twenty-one grandchildren, forty-six great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother, Ralph D. Alexander, and two sisters, Joan Bagley and Virginia Moore.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Beckwith Mortuary, with Pastor Damon Bradley presiding. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Beckwith Mortuary with family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Burial will be in Larned Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the Salvation Army in care of Beckwith Mortuary, PO Box 477, Larned, Kansas 67550. Personal condolences may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Beckwith Mortuary

P.0. Box 477

Larned, KS 67550

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Nov. 24, 2021