Mrs. Walton was a corporate librarian for Maritz before her retirement. She worked on the Admiral as a teenager. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Southern IllinoisUniversity Edwardsville. She continued her education and received a Master’s Degree in Library Science from University of Missouri. In 2003, she received the Elizabeth Owen Award for library leadership. She was a member of Special Library Association from 1980 to 2014. She was also a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL, and served on the Stewardship and Nominating Board at the church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph F. and Helen J., nee Ackermann, Gribat, and a sister, Andrea Lucido.
Surviving are her husband, Laurence R. Walton, whom she married on June 6, 1991;
a son, Donald J. (Dawn) Sutter of Columbia, IL;
a daughter, Christina (Keith) Nabers of Valmeyer, IL;
and a step-son, Laurence (Patricia) Walton of Shiloh, IL;
seven grandchildren, Abbey and Amanda Sutter, Chelsea and Ryan Nabers, Rachel (Hunter) Smith, and Nathaniel and Sarah Walton;
great-granddaughter, Olivia Woodcock;
two sisters, Deborah (John) Becker of Columbia, MO, and Janet Kobylinski of O’Fallon, IL;
two brothers, Joseph E. (Sun Hee) Gribat of St. Louis, MO, and Stephen (Beth) Gribat of Kirkwood, MO;
a brother-in-law, Dennis Lucido of O’Fallon, IL;
and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 22, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL,
and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, February 23, 2018 at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 23, 2018, at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL,
with Rev. Robert Koepcke officiating.