Jean Davis Walter, 97 of Burton, passed away Wednesday morning, May 9, 2018 at Briar Cliff Manor in Middlefield. She was born Jean Elizabeth Davis to Howard and Edith Davis in 1921. She graduated from Shaker High School, class of 1939 and attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Jean married Richard “Dick” Walter in 1942. They had four children. Jean was “Rosie the Riveter” for a year during the war, then traveled with her husband who was in the service, thus living in many States. She did volunteer work for U.S.O., Travelers Aid, and came back after the war to Euclid where she taught ceramics in the evenings at the Babbitt Rd. Community Center. They moved to Burton in 1954 and she was president of Burton PTA and Vice president of the County PTA. She was past president twice of CLIO Club. She started a craft club which lasted 39 years and started with two others, the consignment shop “Sheauga’s Treasures at the Century Village Museum grounds in Burton. She volunteered at the Century Village functions; belonged to Pioneer Players of Chardon; then joined the Geauga Lyric Theater Guild, where she designed and painted scenery as well as going on stage. She was involved with her children as den mother for the Cub Scouts, Leader of Girl Scouts, and room mother at the school. She collected dolls and was a member of the Great Lakes Doll Club; and a member of the Burton Congregational Church.
She will be missed dearly by her family and friends.
She is survived by two children, Rick (Linda) Walter and Sherry Lynn (Jim) Hofstetter; three grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and her sister-in-law Rose Davis. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Richard of 51 ½ years; two sons, one an infant, and Jay Robert Walter who died in 2001; and a granddaughter.
A Memorial Graveside Service will be held around the end of July at Welton Cemetery in Burton.