Thursday, November 13, 2008

Virginia Ruth (Leamon) Walker, 67, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, in Christian Health care West, Springfield. She was born Oct. 20, 1941, in Ava to John Alsup and Gladys Bricker Smith.

She worked as a nurse's aid for 30 years. She had worked for Lacoba Homes in Monett for over seven years. She owned and operated Leamon Kennels in Jenkins with her husband, Wayne, for 15 years.

Survivors include: two sons, Ed Smith and his wife, Brenda, and David Thorsted and his wife, Laurie; two sisters, Carolyn Whetton and Linda Tingley; a stepfather, Everett Smith; a stepbrother, James Cornett; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Crafton Cantrell Funeral Home, Aurora. Burial followed at Clio Cemetery, Jenkins.