Stephen Hyland Walls

Stephen Hyland Walls

SALEM

Stephen Hyland Walls, 70, of Salem, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Oct. 19, 1945, in Bedford, he was the son of William Hyland and Carrie Conley Walls, both of whom preceded him in death.

Stephen was a bank officer for 40 years, and he retired as president of Mid-Southern Savings Bank in 2006. He was a part-time employee of John Jones GM City and a member of Driftwood Christian Church in Vallonia.

He was always helping someone, and that was his reward on this earth.

“My body and my heart may grow weak, but God is the strength of my heart and all I need forever.” Psalms 73:26

Survivors include his wife, Linda Stephens Walls; children, Brian H. Walls of Indianapolis and Jason S. Goen of Seymour; four grandchildren; and several extended family members.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Hayden Walls.

A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 20 at Driftwood Christian Church.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service.

Donations may be made to Driftwood Christian Church Missions Trip Ministry, Seymour Christian Church Youth Mission Trip to Dominican Republic 2016, IU Health Physicians, Palliative Care, IU Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, or any project helping those in need.

Weathers Funeral Home in Salem handled the arrangements.

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