LORI A. WALTER, 52, passed peacefully and unexpectedly at home, May 6, 2012. Born October 15, 1959, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of Gary and Elaine (Fox) Hinton. She worked as a homemaker and loved spending time with her son. She had a compassion for bird watching, baking, and cooking.

Her helping hands will be dearly missed and her smiling face, despite her personal ailments, will be surely lost to all.

Surviving family also include her husband Tim Walter and son Charles Walter both of Fort Wayne; sisters Cheryl (Kelly) Shively of Garrett and Joellen Moran of Fort Wayne; brothers Mark McCray, Andy (Ruthie) McCray, and Matt (Candi) Hinton, all of Fort Wayne; brothers-in-law Ron (Judy) Walter, Mike Walter, Dennis (Karen) Walter, and Patrick (Margaret) Walter, all of Fort Wayne; sisters-in-law Ann (Jim) Michell, Cindy Walter, and Lisa Walter, all of Fort Wayne; best-friend Margaret Hovel of Fort Wayne; and two beloved pets, a dog Tippy and a cat Itty.

She was preceded in death by her father Robert McCray; her brother David W. McCray; brother-in-law John Moran; Nephew Alex Moran; and her father-in-law Charles Walter.

Funeral service was 1 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, at Elzey Patterson Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809, with visitation one-hour prior. Visitation also on Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials may be made to the SPCA.

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