Anice Oneda (Benton) Waltrip, 92, of Carbondale, Kansas, passed away, Monday, July 9, 2018 at Midland Care Hospice in Topeka, Kansas.
She was born in French Town, Arkansas on January 23, 1926, daughter of the late Cora (Carr) and Dewitt Benton. Anice spent her life as a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker and friend. She was united in marriage to Charles Waltrip on April 25, 1943 in Salem, Arkansas and from this union one son was born, Dan. This past April she and Charles celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. During the World War II, Anice worked in the ship yards in San Francisco so she could be close to Charles who was in the Navy. Anice loved cooking, sewing, gardening and traveling. She always had a big garden with many flowers. Anice and Charles would travel across the USA and occasionally sleep in the back of the truck with a camper shell.
Anice is survived by her husband, Charles Waltrip of Carbondale, Kansas; son, Danny Waltrip and wife Sheila of Overbrook, Kansas; granddaughter, Nancy Waltrip Griffith; sister, Zada (Benton) Kennedy of Tennessee and brother, NJ Benton and wife Bonnie of Salem, Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Cora and Dewitt Benton; sisters, May (Benton) Coil, Freda (Benton) Smith, Bobbie Jean (Benton) Mooney and Geneva (Benton, Rich) Booth and brother, John Dee Benton.
Pallbearers include: Bobby Mooney, Shad Overman, Jerry Overman, Dwight Smith, Allen Rich and Bobby Booth
Funeral Services will be held, Friday, July 13, 2018 at Doty Family Funeral Service Chapel in Salem, Arkansas beginning at 10:00 AM with Bro. David Waltrip officiating. Interment will follow at Burk’s Chapel Cemetery in Camp, Arkansas. Visitation will be Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Doty Family Funeral Service Chapel in Salem, Arkansas from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Midland Care Hospice, 120 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, Kansas 66606 or Maranatha Church, 4935 SW Burlingame Road, Topeka, Kansas 66609.
Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral Service of Salem, Arkansas.