Evelyn Mae Walters

June 11, 1927 ‒ November 24, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Evelyn Mae Walters of Delaware, Ohio passed away Tuesday November 24, 2020. Evelyn was born on June 11, 1927 in Radnor, Ohio to Roy and Estella Blue.

Evelyn loved her family and helping run the family business. She married Dr. Dale Walters on December 26th 1953. Together they operated his Veterinary business as well as establishing Sugar Valley farm in 1968.

Evelyn worked hard to help operate the family businesses by not only doing the daily chores around the farm, but she especially enjoyed assisting in the foaling of their horses and watching their horse’s race. She was a staple at her box in the grandstand at the Delaware County Fair for countless years watching the races during Jug week. She was a huge supporter of anything her kids and grandkids competed in. Her favorite times were spending the winter months in Florida at their property at Gilchrest Farms and watching the horses prepare for the upcoming racing seasons. Her favorite past time of all was mowing her grass in which she did until she was 91.

Evelyn graduated from Radnor High School in 1945. She lived her entire life in Delaware County.

She was a member of the United States Trotting Association and The Ohio Harness Horseman’s Association as well as the Old Stone Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her brother Ernie.

Left to cherish her memory are a daughter, Linda (Gary) Mays; a son Bill; grandsons, Joe (Patty) and Jason McLead; great grandson William; several nieces and nephews and her dog Boomer.

The family will hold a private graveside burial at the Prospect Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any contributions in Evelyn’s name be made to the Old Stone Presbyterian Church, 41 Hodges Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015 or the Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 OH-37, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Walters family.

To share a fond memory of Evelyn or to offer a condolence to her family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Oh the memories you all must have and can cherish forever. Prayers for peaceful hearts for all of you. LOVE the lawn mowing until 91. I’m hoping I can celebrate 91 in good health. Bless you all.

  • Evelyn and Family, I have known you since I was 4 years old. Oh the fun we had growing up at your place on Rt 36 and then onto Sugsr Valley Fsrm. From playing card, to many years of 4 H, you were always a guiding hand. Love you and you will be missed.❤❤❤

  • We extend our sincere condolences for your loss. We hold many memories of Dale and Evelyn through the years. May your fond memories sustain you.
    Much love,
    Jim and Kathy

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with Linda,Billy, Joe, Jason and the rest of the family. Evelyn was a genuine and loving person. We enjoyed getting to know her and the family she built.
    Love,
    Rob and Tracy Mayer

  • Joe and Billy,
    So sorry for your loss. You haven’t met me yet, but I’m Arionnas mom. Hated hearing this, but hang in there. Sounds like a lot of great memories and she sounded like an incredible lady.
    Sending hugs,
    Donna Roach

  • Linda, Joe, and Jason,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m sure you have a lot of great memories to look back on. Take care!

  • I will never forget Mrs. Walters. When I would visit my friend, Billy, she would always invite me into her kitchen and offer me something to make me feel welcomed. Her yard and flowers were meticulous and cheerful. When I called upon Doc, she would always make me feel like a great client, and on summer Sundays she would welcome my wife, Loveda, and I to fish in their great bass pond. A wonderful woman who will be missed by all who knew her. Tim Finley, Lake Worth, Florida. Formerly of Delaware, Ohio.

  • Billy, Linda & Joe

    Sorry to read about Evelyn’s passing our prayers are with you and the family., I will away remember the evenings that I would go out to the farm to fish in the ponds in the summer and Evelyn would always greet you with a smile and an offer of a cold drink.

  • Linda, Bill and families,
    Wishing you peace at this difficult time. We have so many wonderful memories of 4-H and Mrs. Walters was always a part of those.
    The Thomas family, Stephen, Danny-deceased, Laurie, and Sally.

  • Sorry for the loss of your mother. You have my prayers & sympathy. Hopefully the new year brings you peace.
    Your friend. Steven Rosenbaum