Beloved mother, grandmother and sister, Walsie Marie Gearhart, departed this earthly life, at home with her family, on the morning of March 27, 2019 after a long and happy life. Walsie was 99 years, 3 months, and 6 days at the time of her passing.
She was born on a farm near Wilmore, Kansas on December 21, 1919. She lived through the Great Depression and World War II. Throughout her life, she also lived in Colorado, Oklahoma, Wyoming, New Mexico and has spent the last 9 years living in Ozark, Missouri with her daughter, Lisa Luter and son-in-law, Harold (Beaver) Luter, Jr.
Walsie was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Lena Adcock, her first husband, Harlo Hansen, her older brother, Jack Adcock and an older sister, Kathryn Dickenson. She married her second husband, Loran Gearhart on January 1, 1989. He passed away on September 13, 1995.
Walsie was also preceded in death by her daughter, Kathy who passed from melanoma cancer at the age of 62. Walsie’s favorite scripture when thinking of her daughter was Psalm 116:15, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.”
Walsie put on her Lord in baptism at the age of 13 and one of her passions was sharing her faith. While living in Cheyenne, Wyoming, she taught Bible class on both Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights for over 20 consecutive years. She was a member of the Southside Church of Christ in Ozark, MO. She loved the Lord and going to church with all her heart and she never wanted to miss a service.
Walsie worked for the State of Wyoming for many years. While working there, she was president of the board of directors for the Wyoming Federal Employee’s Credit Union. After her retirement, she was generous with both her time and money to numerous organizations.
She is survived by her son-in-law, Bob Stewart of Abilene, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Beaver Luter of Ozark, MO; step-daughter and her husband, Sharon and Dall Cochrun, Tensleep, WY; grandchildren, Rob Stewart, Abilene, TX, Matthew Stewart, Medford, OR, Justin and Ashton Luter, Battle Ground, WA, Lindsey Luter, Ozark, MO; great-granddaughter, Haily Stewart, Abilene, TX; a younger brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Toni Adcock, Poulsbo, WA and numerous nieces and nephews.
Walsie had a quick wit and loved to laugh. She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by family and friends.
All are invited to celebrate Walsie’s life on Saturday, April 13, 2:00 pm at the Southside Church of Christ in Ozark, Missouri. Visitation with the family will precede at 1:00 pm. Memorial contributions can be made to:
Fair Haven Children’s Home, 3132 N Fair Haven Loop, Strafford, MO 65757 www.fairhavenchildrenshome.com
Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 www.guidingeyes.org
Kibo Group International, P.O. Box 145, Searcy, AR 72145 www.kibogroup.org
World Christian Broadcasting, 605 Bradley Court, Franklin, TN 37067 www.worldchristian.org
Honoring the wishes of Walsie her body will be cremated under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.