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Joy Vyvian Vaye (Leffingwell) Walters
May 20, 1919 - October 20, 2017

Joy Vyvian Vaye (Leffingwell) Walters, 98, of Salina, was lead to heaven by our Lord and Savior, Oct. 20, 2017, as her family sang “Amazing Grace.” Joy was born May 20, 1919 in Hebron, Neb., to Loy Leffingwell Sr. and Hazel (Freeman) Leffingwell. She grew up in Albuquerque, N.M. and Abilene, Kan. She married Harold Walters in 1938, in Abilene. Together they had six children.

Joy was an accomplished self-taught artist and poet. She loved sharing her paintings. Joy worked at Memorial Art Co. as a designer and was a member of RSVP and XYZ clubs. Joy was a member of Bel Air Baptist Church for many years and also attended First Covenant Church.

She is survived by: sons, Kenneth Walters of Salina, and Robert “Bob” Walters (Becky) of Salina; daughters, Phyllis Miller (Albert) of Abilene, Lois Fitzwater (Gary) of Abilene, and Dorothy Engle (Ken) of Chapman; 11 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Harold; son, Roy Walters; brother, Loy Leffingwell; and four infant grandchildren.

Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Ryan Mortuary, Salina.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the First Covenant Church, 2625 E. Magnolia, Salina, with burial in Prairie Mound Cemetery, Solomon.

Memorials to: the First Covenant Sewing Group.