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Jennie M. Walsh

Jennie M. Walsh

Apr 13, 1924 - Dec 28, 2009
Funeral Mass for Jennie M. Walsh of Riverton will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Riverton. The Reverends Father Andrew Duncan and Father David Gau will officiate.

Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.

There will be a viewing Thursday morning at the Davis Funeral Home from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Mrs. Walsh died at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton Monday morning, Dec. 28, 2009, at the age of 85.

Jennie Margaret Sheme was born on April 13, 1924, in Scammon, Kan., the youngest of nine children of John and Ivana (Tomavich) Sheme. She grew up there and was graduated from high school. She received her degree in secretarial studies from Northwest Junior College in Powell, WY.

She married Anthony Charles Walsh, Sr., on March 10, 1945, in Pittsburgh, Kan. The couple later divorced.

Mrs. Walsh lived in Powell for over 60 years and moved to Riverton on Oct. 28, 2008, to be closer to family.

Mrs. Walsh was baptized into the Catholic faith by the Rev Father David Gau and was a member of St. Margaret's Catholic Church.

She was a 38-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Eagles Auxiliary in Powell.

Her family said Mrs. Walsh enjoyed bowling, watching baseball games, gardening, raising roses and peonies.

She worked as a bartender at Clyde's Bar in Powell, at the Pioneer Club, at the Holiday Inn in Cody, and Koe's Bar and Lounge in Ralston. She also did secretarial work for Husky and Conoco Oil of Cody.

Survivors include her son, Tony Walsh and his wife Maxine of Riverton; daughter, Sandra Schrage of Thermopolis; three grandchildren, Ivana Lindsay Hensley and husband Cody, David Hendryx and wife Jamie, Nick Hendryx and wife Amanda; and seven great grandchildren, Hailey, Alissa, Braxtayn, Whitney, Alicia and Nick, Jr. Hendryx, and Audrey Lea Hensley,

She was preceded in death by her parents, her former spouse, four brothers, and four sisters.

Memorials may be made to the Help for Health Hospice Home, in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton WY 82501.

On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.