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Lu Achilles Wall
  • Memorial donations may be given to Church of Christ Scholarship Fund or McPherson Opera House in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home.

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“I know I'm late signing this. Just wanted to say what a lovely service you had for Ms. Wall (Lu, she always told me to call her Lu ... but I nearly...Read More »
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“We are so sorry to hear about Lu. We are thinking about you and keeping you in our prayers. Sorry we missed the service as we were out of town. She...Read More »
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“I will always remember what a special lady she was to my grandmother, Venita, my father, me and so many others. She will be missed dearly. ”
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4 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara Sovde-Pennell - Edmond, OK

“How sorry we were to hear that we have lost someone who we felt was such an amazing person. We treasured every visit with Lu and appreciated her...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Tim and Deb Ohlde - Clyde, KS

“Stan and family. I am sorry to hear of Lu's passing. She was an instrumental part of my life during the 70s and 80s while I was a member of the...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Gaylon Chamberlain - Halstead, KS

“Dear Stan, family, and Deloris Willliams, I was so saddened to hear the news about your mother. She was always a gracious and loving lady. I don't...Read More »
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10 of 13 | Posted by: Cindy Culver Burke - Phoenix, AZ

“Lu was the epitome of dignity, grace and kindness. She will be missed. ”
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Lu Achilles Wall, 88, of McPherson, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at McPherson Hospital. Prior to retirement she worked for Hesston Corporation as an Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer.

She was born January 7, 1925 in Windom, KS, the daughter of George A. and Lydia L. (Noggle) Williams. She attended the local schools and graduated from Windom High School. She later attended Tulsa Business College, Draughton's School of Business (Tulsa) , and Tulsa University.

In 1948, she married Virgil W. Achilles. She later married John B. Wall in 1975. He died Dec. 7, 1992.

Lu was a member of McPherson Church of Christ, McPherson Opera House, McPherson Hospital Auxiliary, and McPherson Arts Council.

Survivors include: a son, Stanley Achilles (Connie) of Newton, KS; a sister. Virginia Crouse of Longview, WA; a sister-in-law, Deloris Williams of McPherson; four grandchildren, Ryan Achilles (Shannon) of McPherson, Chris Achilles (Aimee) of Manhattan, KS, Kristen McCormick (Luke) of Salina, KS, and Stephanie Achilles (fiancé, Mike Phetteplace) of Park City, KS; six great-grandchildren; and the family of John B. Wall.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, Micheal Achilles, three brothers, George, Gerald, and Robert Williams, and four sisters, Alberta Hood, Venita Cogdill, Ruby Preaus, and Opal Parks.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 10, at the Church of Christ in McPherson with Minister Glen Elliott officiating. Burial will be in the Windom Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 8:00 PM Friday at Stockham Family Funeral Home, with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Memorial donations may be given to the Church of Christ Scholarship Fund or McPherson Opera House in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.