• Mon. Jun 27th, 2022

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Lottie Mae Enoch Walters, who taught in local schools for 33 years and was active in a number of civic organizations, died April 12, 2022. She was 97.

Mrs. Walters was born on August 5, 1924, in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She was the eldest of three children born to the union of Elizabeth (Lizzie) Weems and Charles Enoch. 

She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at First Antioch Baptist Church by the late Reverend W.H. Williams.  She was a product of Cincinnati Public Schools and a graduate of Woodward High School.  She received a Bachelor of Science and Masters in Education degrees from the University of Cincinnati.  She was a dedicated educator for 33 years and dedicated herself to her church and community throughout her life.

In 1953, Lottie married Henry Lee Walters, whom she had known since high school.  The Walters enjoyed  32 years as a happy couple until his death in 1985.   

Although no children were born to their union, Lottie and Henry volunteered their time and talents to the youth of the Melrose Y.M.C.A.

Mrs. Walters served as president of First Antioch Missionary Society for more than 50 years, where she was also active on the Usher Board.  She taught at Columbian, Parham and North Avondale Elementary Schools.  She also taught at Oakley-Madisonville and Anderson Place School Districts.  She completed her teaching career at Quebec Heights before retiring. 

She was a life-time member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association and The Hamilton County Retired Teachers. 

She had ties to numerous civic organizations.  As a member of the Cosmopolitan Club, she traveled the world and participated in multiple civic activities.  She served as the COM of the Melrose Y.M.C.A. as well as a member of the Y.M.C.A. Men’s and Women’s Service Club.   

She also was an active member of Delta SigmaTheta Sorority, Inc, serving as president of the Cincinnati Chapter from 1976 to 1978.  She served in the Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter as well as the Zeta Chapter. She was a member of The Metro International, The Evanston Community Advisory Board and the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation.

Mrs. Walters was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles Jr. and James Enoch.   

She leaves to cherish her memory her aunt Alberta Sims; sister-in-law, Margaret Enoch; nieces, Cassandra Enoch Mitchell, Antoinette King, Elizabeth Enoch, Charlotte Enoch, Angela Enoch, Alison Enoch (Douglas) Morris.  She also will be dearly missed by a host of other relatives and friends.