Velma Elizabeth (Poling) Walls

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | November 28, 2023

Velma Elizabeth (Poling) Walls, 96, of Port Vue, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, November 27, 2023. Born to parents Sherman Everett and Ethel (Heatley) Poling on March 8, 1927 at the McKeesport home of her grandparents, Richard and Mary Elizabeth (Waters) Heatley. Velma grew up with two wonderful brothers, the late Robert and Richard Poling. She graduated from McKeesport High School in 1945 where she played clarinet in the marching band and worked weekends at the J.C. Penney Co. After high school, she went to keypunch school in Pittsburgh, then worked for National Tube for 5 years. She met and married Forney Clair Walls at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in McKeesport. They were married for 53 years. She raised 3 children and was an active Cub Scout Den Mother and with Boy Scout Troop 57 and served as director of the Port Vue Legionettes, for 60 + years, and was a member of the American Legion Post 447 Ladies Auxiliary. She swam weekly with wonderful friends at the former McKeesport YWCA and took her dogs on many walks. For more than 40 years, she worked as a Bookkeeper for The Carriage Inn. Velma loved the Lord. A member of Park Baptist Church in Versailles, she served as a Deaconess for many years. She enjoyed traveling with her church family, her family, and friends.

In addition to her parents and brothers, Velma was preceded in death by her husband, Forney Clair Walls, her son, Danny E. Walls, and her grandson, David R. Walls. She is survived by her son, David C. (Chris Posti) Walls, daughter, Patricia (George Egri) Walls-Egri, 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. There is no visitation. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 11 am at Park Baptist Church   Center Street, Versailles. The Rev, Dr. Rudy Mayak will be officiating. Interment will follow at the Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Light of Light Rescue Mission at (412) 258-6100 or the Salvation Army Harbor Lights Mission at (415) 503-3000. Arrangements are by Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at

Originally published November 28, 2023.

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