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Lance B. Walters, 54, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Waxahachie, Texas, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at Ratliff Care Center.
He was born in Cape Girardeau July 21, 1950, son of June Lansing Walters and Horace Walters, current residents of Sikeston, Mo.
A graduate of Sikeston High School, Lance also graduated with a bachelor of science in education and a master of arts in history from Southeast Missouri State University.
Lance's career spanned classroom teaching, writing and included many years working for McGraw-Hill Book Publishing Co. in the college and university book division.
As a well-known resident of Waxahachie, Lance's volunteer work included coaching Little League baseball, Juvenile Justice Hall advocacy and tutoring candidates for high school equivalency diplomas. He was a guest editorialist for the Waxahachie Daily Light and the National Multiple Sclerosis newsletter.
In addition to his parents, Lance is survived by two sons, Lance and Jason Walters, and their mother, LaDona Whitaker Walters, of Austin, Texas; two sisters and their families, Cynthia Walters Hall and husband Dr. James T. Hall of Cape Girardeau, Robin Walters Goertz and husband Dr. Steven Goertz of Kingston, Jamaica; nieces Ashley Hall Sides, Regen Hall, Mackenzie Goertz; nephews, Hunter and Hans Goertz.
Friends may call to pay condolences at the home of Dr. and Mrs. James T. Hall, 1229 Sailer Circle, Cape Girardeau, Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Waxahachie.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be given to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.