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Ioma Walton, 94, of Terre Haute, passed away at 6:05 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in Meadows Manor East. She worked for many years at the ISU Bookstore. Ioma was born Jan. 19, 1923, in West Terre Haute, to Marion Yocum and Ruth (Darby) Yocum.
She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Christjansen (Mark) of Terre Haute; a son, Jack Lawson (Susan) of West Terre Haute; grandchildren, Annette Thom, Denise Morgan, Scott Crabb, Jon Christjansen, Matt Christjansen, Ben Christjansen, Tracy Overstreet, James Lawson, and Danny Johnson; great-grandchildren, Daniel, Amos, Jessica, Sara, Corynn, Kaelyn, Logan, Desmond, Joshua, Jeremia, Sharon, James, James, Haley, Leif, and Nathaniel; a sister, Letha Haywood; special friend, Lisa Anderson and Gary; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Virgil Lawson; her second husband, Norval Walton; and several brothers and sisters.
Ioma was a member of the First Assembly of God in West Terre Haute and she played the bass with the joyful Sounds Orchestra and played the acoustic guitar and sang at the nursing home.
Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, from 12 noon until 2 p.m. in DeBaun Springhill Chapel with funeral services at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Randy Smith officiating. Private burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Online condolences may be left at: www.debaunfuneralhomes.com
Published on September 14, 2017
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