Service award

Luella Walter, Maryville, is shown receiving the Lt. Governor Senior Service Award from Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, right, and an official House Courtesy Resolution from State Rep. Allen Andrews during a ceremony held Monday.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Luella Walter of Maryville has been named as one of the recipients of Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe’s Senior Service Awards, Rep. Allen Andrews’ office announced this week.

According to a release from Rep. Andrews’ office, Walter is one of 70 seniors from around the state who were honored for their activism within the community. Andrews attended a special ceremony at the capitol Monday to honor Walter and the other outstanding seniors.

“Luella is an absolute treasure and someone who has made a profoundly positive impact on the lives of so many people in Nodaway County,” Andrews said in a statement. “I am thrilled that her commitment to service was recognized by Lt. Gov. Kehoe. She is deserving of all the praise and recognition we can give her.”

In receiving the award, Walter was recognized for her faithful and dependable service as a contributing member of the community. Walter is a retired registered nurse who spent 20 years with hospice and Road to Recovery, a volunteer program to drive cancer patients receiving treatment to appointments. She also has been active through her service to the eucharistic ministry and the Ladies Guild. Andrews commended Walter for helping countless Nodaway County residents through her volunteer work.

Along with the Senior Service Award from Lt. Gov. Kehoe, Walter was presented with an official House Courtesy Resolution by Andrews. The resolution recognizes Walter as an outstanding Missouri citizen who has distinguished herself as a leader of her community.

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