Thelma Maxine Walton, (100), passed away gently in her sleep on the quiet early morning of Friday, November 19th, 2021. Visitation will be from 10-11 AM, followed by 11 AM services on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd, Kansas City, MO 64138. Burial immediately following services in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.
Thelma was the oldest of six children, born Friday, November 4, 1921, to Mary Ellen (Hibdon) and Benjamin Franklin Banner, in Old Linn Creek, MO. She married Edgar “Ed” W. Walton, Jr. in 1972. Thelma worked at Western Electric and Russell Stover Candies.
Thelma had the title of “Mom”, “Grandma”, “Great Granny” and “Aunt Thelma”. Anyone who came to see her was always greeted with a hug and asked how they were doing. “Tell me everything” she’d say. She always kept a smile and would probably say a cup of coffee and laughter were the ingredients to a long and happy life.
Thelma loved Jesus and always kept a Bible at her bedside with a bookmark noting the reading from the day before. She knew the Lord and her faith in Him was a solid anchor for her soul and happiness. She always offered a hug and a smile whatever the circumstance. Thelma was a gentle soul and never judged anyone’s faults—just projected grace and love. She was one of the good ones and will be deeply missed.
Thelma is proceeded in death by her parents; her spouse for over 25 years, Ed Walton; siblings Frank Banner, Kenneth Banner, Guy Banner, Virginia (Jenny) Waters, and Kathleen Cook. She is survived by her daughters, Pat Hays and Jeannie Phillips; 9 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home 816-523-1234.Service Information:
Visitation will be held from 10AM to 11AM, with funeral services immediately following on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd, Kansas City, MO 64138. Burial following services in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.