Walter Livingston

Walter E. Livingston, 69, of Astoria, died at 8:08 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, 1998 [1999?-possible typo], at his sister’s home in Rushville.

He was born Dec. 19, 1929, in Rushville, a son of Clarence Oral and Margaret Bradbury Livingston. He married Shirley Claassen on July 24, 1948, in Rushville. She survives.

Also surviving are his mother, Margaret Lerch of Rushville; two sons, Gene of Carthage and John of Salina, Kan.; five daughters, Mrs. Ronnie (Barbara) Stadler of Solomon, Kan., Mrs. Charles Sr. (Patricia) Helms of Ironton, Mo., Mrs. Richard (Anita) Hall of Fontana, Calif., Mrs. William (Dianne) Shy of Arcadia, Mo., and Mary Jane McCombs of Houston; seven brothers, Robert Livingston of Ripley, Bert Lerch of Beardstown, Carl Lerch of Cuba, Don and Jack Lerch, both of Rushville, William Livingston of Ocala, Fla., and John Livingston of Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Ron (Betty) Sheppard of Rushville, Mrs. Steve (Joan) Stull of Raritan and Mrs. Bob (Helen) Jourdan of Santa Barbara, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

One brother, one sister, three grandchildren and his stepfather, Marion Lerch, preceded him in death.

He was a mechanic at farm implement dealerships and a bus driver at Belleview, Mo., and Arcadia, Mo. He was a charter member and president of Rushville Saddle club for four years and road commissioner of Oakland Township, Schuyler County from 1976 to 1980.

Services were held Tuesday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville with Rev. Mike Cooper officiating. Burial was in Augusta Woodlawn Cemetery in Augusta.

Memorials may be made to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

From the Peoria Journal Star.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/20/1999

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