Bobbie Jo Walters passed away peacefully at the Royal Oaks Care Center in Kewanee Illinois at the age of 87 on Monday, 6 Sept. 2021. Graveside services will be held at the Paducah Cemetery in Paducah, Texas on September 13, at 1:00 PM. Visitation will take place at the Zapata Funeral Home located at 904 North 13th Street in Paducah, Texas from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM on 13 September. Bobbie Jo Walters was born on December 4, 1933 in Paducah, Texas to John Eldredge and Adelia Burton Isbell. She was married to Ernest J. Grisham in 1948 and together had one son, Ernest E. (Skip) Grisham. After her husband’s death she married Stanley Walters of Glendale Arizona in 1975 and later settled in Carthage Missouri until her husband’s death in 1988. Bobbie Jo was a certified public accountant and moved to Chicago to be near her only son, Skip. After a successful accounting career in Chicago, she moved to Bradford Illinois and started her own Tax Preparation business. Bobbie loved to socialize with area residents while meeting new people and was known throughout the area as an expert on personal and business tax accounting. She was an avid Bridge Player and volunteered at the local library to teach Bridge and enjoyed attending fashion shows and staged productions in Chicago with her son Skip. She loved gardening and always kept an immaculate garden full of beautiful flowers and shrubs at her home. Bobbie was a caring and loving person who was quick to make friends and was a great listener. While Bobbie had only one son, she loved all of her many nephews and nieces and often dreamed of returning to Texas to be closer to family. She was the last survivor of seven siblings and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest J. Grisham, and her second husband Stanley A. Walters, her one son Ernest E. (Skip) Grisham, her father and mother John E. and Adelia Burton Isbell and her brothers Jack Isbell, Lynn Isbell, William Isbell, James Isbell, and her sisters Lena Mae Ramsey and Lymoin Gipson.
She is survived by her nephews and nieces Wendell Isbell of Ulysses Kansas, Carol Reece of Ryan Oklahoma, Rayland Gipson of Lubbock Tx. Velda Coley of Levelland Tx., Ray Ramsey of California, Debbie Nolan of Benjamin Tx., Carlette Vistine of Azle Tx., Jimmy Isbell of White River Tx., Johnny Isbell of Lubbock Tx., and Jeannette Turner of Lubbock Texas, and many Great Nephews, Great Nieces, and extended family.
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