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Carolyn A. Walters


Carolyn A. Walters, 56, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at home.

She was born Oct. 8, 1955, in Woodstock to James Brady and Peggy Brady Plimmer.

She graduated from Woodstock High School in 1974. She worked for the McHenry County Government Center as a secretary in the clerk’s and treasurer’s offices.

In 2001 she and her husband, Steven Walters, who she met in high school, purchased Woodstock’s Edgetown Bowl.

She was a driving advocate of Youth Bowling, City Recreation Bump and Bowl, Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NIRSRA) and Special Education District of McHenry (SEDOM) programs.

Survivors include her husband of 37 years; two sons, Jason Walters and Chadwick Walters; a daughter, Megan (Steven) Schumacher; a grandson, Kasen Joseph Schumacher; her mother; a sister, Catherine (Dennis) Forrest; three brothers, Mike (Kristi) Brady, Timothy (Sue) Brady and James (Sandy) Brady; nieces and nephews, Maureen (Casey) Leonard, Courtney Brady, Heather Brady, Erin Brady, Patrick Brady, Kayla Brady, Trevor Brady and Adam (Stephanie) Shafer; and two great- nephews, Cayden Leonard and Chase Brady.

She was preceded in death by her father; a sister, Deborah Hansen; her maternal grandparents, Olivene and Howard Walkington; and her paternal grandparents, Helen and Francis Brady.

The memorial service was held April 16, at Schneider Leucht Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.

Memorials may be made to NISRA, 820 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014; or SEDOM, 1200 Clausen Drive, Woodstock.

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