WALNUT – Alma G. Bohm, 96 of Walnut died Friday February 19, 2021 at her home.
She was born April 17, 1924 in Maplewood, MO, the daughter of Howard and Genevieve (Johnson) Jaquet. She attended Concordia Lutheran Grade School in Maplewood because she had lived with her grandparents Hjalmer and Alma Johnson. She moved to the Walnut area and graduated from Walnut High School in 1946. Alma attended Dain T. Dame beauty school in Kewanee under Byrl Baughman. She married Leonard Bohm at the 1st Christian Church in Walnut on September 26, 1948 in Walnut. He died October 20, 1998. She worked as a beautician for a while and was a homemaker on the farm. She had bowled on Case Eaglets team and was very active in the CWF at the church, where she had served as past president several times and was respected as a very good cook and baker. She had taught Sunday School and Bible Study at the church. Alma was active in social circle club and several birthday clubs around the Walnut and Manlius areas. She was a 50 year member of the Manlius Women’s Club having served several times as president. She had belonged to two or three pinnacle clubs. She and her late husband loved to dance especially at the Sterling Family Moose. They had danced on TV at the Col Ballroom in Davenport while she was pregnant. Alma loved having coffee and eating at the Walnut Café. She enjoyed oil painting and had also worked at the Manlius Café for a number of years. She enjoyed watching grandkids in their sporting events and spending time with the great grandkids.
Survivors include her son, John (Deb) Bohm of Walnut; grandchildren: Jana (Brady) Nordstrom, Kyle (Hannah) Bohm, Joe (Kady) Dever, Corey (Bethen Campbell) Dever and Chad (Stepahnie) Dever; 16 great grandchildren: Klayton Bohm; Devin, Addy, Collin, and Garrett Dever, and Bella and Braylon Clevenger; Melany, Wyck, and Sutter Dever and Kalliope Gasperecz; Logan and Peyton Dever and Taylor, Myah, and Zachary Shipley; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; her parents; her sister Irene Miller and her special Grandmother Alma Johnson.
Masks and social distancing requirements will be in effect for a public visitation on Tuesday February 23, 2021 from 4-6 PM at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Memorial services will follow on Wednesday at 10 AM in the funeral home. Burial will conclude at Walnut Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church; the Walnut Rescue Unit; Walnut Fire Department and IHCC Hospice in Princeton.
A special thank you to Louie and the girls at the Walnut Café for looking out for mom; to all of her Hospice Nurses, especially Hannah, and to her very special private caregivers, Becky Koehler and Barb Grebner.
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