Laurie (Person) Walters, 57, Durand, IL passed away peacefully and surrounded by family after a long, hard battle with cancer on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at The Monroe Clinic Hospital. \r\n\r\nLaurie was born June 2, 1959, in Rockford, IL to James Ekberg and Anna Marie Ekberg. She was raised in Rockford, where she attended and graduated from East High School in 1977. In 1994, Laurie married Doug Walters and relocated to Davis Illinois. Laurie shared her love of people by working at various facilities near Lake Summerset where she made many life-long friends. She also happily worked for Casey's in Dakota, IL and Shell (Johnson Oil) in Davis IL. Laurie truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures such as, chatting with friends and family, and spending time with her children and grandchildren who were her greatest loves. Especially when her daughter Dalaura finally gave her a grandson. Laurie was an avid bowler for many years which gave her great joy. Laurie loved classic music and movies. Her favorite singer was Elvis Presley. She had an uncanny ability to touch other’s lives in a deep and positive way. Even though she didn't have much to give, she gave what she could, when she could. A huge thank you to the staff at The Monroe Clinic Hospital for their care they gave to Laurie. \r\n\r\nLaurie is preceded in death by her father, James Ekberg and mother Anna Marie Ekberg. She is survived by her husband, Doug Walters; her children, Dalaura (Brian) Bentley and Maryn Walters; her grandchildren, Liberty, Breyah, and Marcus; her sisters, Tammy (Sid) Matthews, Stephanie Jackson, Andrea Caverretta; her brothers, Craig Ekberg and James Ekberg; her closest and most special friend, Shirley Shelton; and a host of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. \r\n\r\nA celebration of Laurie's life will take place on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 from 12:00 noon till 4:00 pm at Faith Community Church in Davis, IL. Cremation rights have been accorded. McCorkle Funeral Home-Durand Chapel, 101 W Main Street, Durand, IL assisted the family.\r\n\r\nMemorials can be directed to the family. \r\n\r\nWHAT IS LOVELY NEVER DIES, BUT PASSES INTO OTHER LOVELINESS!