From the Chatsworth Plaindealer Chatsworth,Livingston,Illinois
MRS. CHRISTENA WALTER JANUARY 8, 1925
Mrs. Christena Walter died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. F. Shafer, New Year's morning at 10:15 o'clock. Altho ailing somewhat for several weeks her condition was not considered serious but she had gone from her home adjoining the Shafer home a few days before death that she might be better cared for while ill. On the morning of her death she was still able to leave her bed and sit in a rocker. A sudden stroke of paralysis caused the end to come quickly. The funeral services were held in the Chatsworth Evangelical church Sunday afternoon and were largely attended. Rev. C.J. Krell, the pastor, had charge. The burial was in the Chatsworth cemetery beside the body of her husband. Christena Ruppel, daughter of Henry and Angela Ruppel was born near Peoria. Her age was 66 years, 8 months and 16 days. At the age of 2 years she came to Germanville township with her parents and has since made this vicinity her home, with the exception of five and a half years which were spent in Kansas and Nebraska. While living in Germanville township she met Louis A. Walter to whom she was married on Christmas day in 1878. Mr. Walter died June 15, 1924. For 465 years they lived happily together. The raised one foster child, Mrs. Sylvia Felton, now of Gulfport, Mississippi. She received all the affection and privileges of a child. Their niece, Nellie Glabe-Shafer made her home with them from the beginning of her school years until marriage and enjoyed the congenial surroundings and tender care of the home. For over 50 years she was a devoted member of the Evangelical church and was esteemed by all who knew her. In addition to these mentioned above, she leaves one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Glabe, of Chatsworth, who was the eldest of eight children in the family.