Rebecca Jean (Becky) Eads Walls, 88, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017. She was a resident of New Palestine, IN. She was born March 20, 1929 in Marshall, Madison County, NC to the late Simon Nathaniel and Ina Lee (Prows) Eads, the last of 8 siblings.
Rebecca graduated in 1947 from Arsenal Technical High School. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister.
She will be dearly missed by her daughters, Deborah Cook (Dr. Terrence) of New York, Ny., and Brenda Frey (Jeff) of New Palestine; her grandchildren, Alison Michaels (Todd) of Sacramento, Ca, Eliot Molin of Gurnee, Il., Natalie Bailey (Charles) of Greenfield, and Stephen Horan (Dr. Jessica) of Greenwood; and her great- grandchildren, Anna, Emma, Charlie, Luke Bailey, and Ian Michaels.
Rebecca married Joseph (Joe) Walls, and he preceded her in death in 2015, after nearly 65 years of marriage; a son Steven (U.S. Navy) also preceded her in death; as well as two sisters, Jessie Hoeltke, Clara Wheeldon; and six brothers, Joseph, Jack, James, Harold, Hereford and David Eads.
Becky spent many hours volunteering for her children’s school, Indianapolis Public School George Rogers Clark 1, Annual Family Fun Night, Meadows Little League Baseball, Millersville Jobs Daughters Bethel 16, Brownie Troop Leader, tennis, wrestling, golf, swim lessons, the Murat Shrine Annual DeMolay Brunch, annual picnic Indianapolis Jazz Club in German Park, Fort Benjamin Harrison Army Post – Army Community Service Center, VFW Post 7119 Ladies Auxiliary, Vice Precinct Chairman for the Republican Party, member of the Smyrna Shrine Guild – played bass drum for the Smyrna Guild Drum Corp., Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, Salvation Army Bell Ringer.
Becky shared memorable moments of spending summer in her family’s tin roofed cabin in Woodstock, Ky., working at Omar Bakery while in high school, working at the old Indiana Bell Cherry Exchange and meeting Joe while working at IBT Long Distance on Meridian St. She was a delicious cook, beautiful seamstress, and avid genealogist, for which her daughters are most appreciative. In 1989 Joe and Becky retired to Sebring, Fl., where they became members of First United Methodist Church of Avon Park; she enjoyed volunteering with Joe for the Telephone Pioneers of Sebring, they spent eleven years installing life line units for the Sebring Adventist Hospital – Florida Hospital Life Line; she joined the Highlands County Genealogical Society, and was Recording Secretary where she filed and recorded obituaries for six years. Rebecca joined the Patriots Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Sebring, Fl., and was Regent 1998-2000, and member of the Florida State Society DAR Past Regents. After nineteen years in Florida, Becky and Joe moved back home. She became a member of Brandywine Creek Chapter DAR, Greenfield, and New Palestine United Methodist Church. Most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Becky said, “Life was good.”
At Becky’s request, no services will be held. Interment will follow at a later date at Clayton Cemetery, Clayton, IN with her husband Joe Walls.
Memorial Contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project. Arrangements are being handled by Hendryx Mortuary – Cumberland Chapel.