Meadville Tribune

July 20, 2013

Belva (Billie) C. Walter

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Belva (Billie) C. Walter, 95, of Meadville, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Meadville Medical Center.

Billie, as she was known by her friends, was born Jan. 28, 1918, in Angola, Ind., a daughter of Archie Carrick and Henrietta Uppencamp Carrick. She met her husband, Bob, at Tri-State College in Angola. They were married on May 19, 1952.

Billie loved to sew, crochet, cook, can fruits and vegetables, being around animals, traveling with her husband to Arizona which they visited every year, gardening, mowing the yard which she did until the age 89 and bowling in her bowling league for many years.

She is survived by her loving husband, Robert O. Walter, of 61 years; a daughter, Sandy Peake of Meadville and her daughters, Elaina Peake of San Diego, Calif., Jenica Peake of Jacksonville, Fla., and Nyssa Peake of Meadville; a son, Robert Keller and his wife, Alice, of Cochranton, and their children, Robert Keller of Erie, and Melissa Runinger of Meadville; great-grandchildren, Shelby and Amber Runinger of Meadville, and Chandler Keller of Erie; and various nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Melvin Carrick and his wife, Ruth, of Angola; and a sister, Katherine Aldrich of La Porte, Ind.

Family and friends are welcome to call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Roofner-Collins-Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville. There will be additional calling hours on Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m., with the funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home, 201 N. Oak St., Corydon, Ind.

Burial will take place in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Corydon.

Please take a moment to share a memory, condolence or order flowers for the family on Billie’s Book of Memories online at