Tony Walton


Stonewall “Tony” Jackson Walton, 84, of Middletown, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Stonebridge Senior Living in Hermann.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Grace Lutheran Church in Wellsville with Pastor Luke Wolters officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery in Middletown.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 5, 2024, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Myers Funeral Home in Middletown.

Tony was born September 16, 1939, in St. Louis. He was the son of Isaac Withrow and Margaret Whilena (Trower) Walton. On September 22, 1961, at Grace Lutheran Church in Wellsville, he married Sara “Betty” Elizabeth Kleinsorge who survives.

Tony worked as a Union Worker at A.P. Green Refractories for 37 years. Many of those years he also was a farmer and raised livestock. Prior to working at the Brick Plant, he worked on the construction of Interstate 70.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Wellsville.

In addition to his wife Betty, survivors include three sons, Steve (Pam) Walton, Scott (Barbi) Walton and Shannon (Kris) Walton, all of Middletown; seven grandchildren, Anthony (Alison) Walton, Tyler Walton, Jacob (Chelsea) Walton, Thomas (Ciara) Walton, Kayla Walton, Matthew Walton and Seth Walton; three great-grandchildren, Karter Campbell and Reese and Niko Walton; four brothers, James “Jim” (Lynn) Walton of Centralia, Charles “Joe” (Doris) Walton of Palm Bay, Fla., I.W. Walton, Jr. of Montgomery City and Roy Walton of Montgomery City; four sisters, Rebecca “Becky” Reagan of Wellsville, Candace (Tasso) Potter of Barnett (Morgan County), Lucinda “Cindy” (Rodney) Shramek of Middletown and Margaret “Sue” (Dennis) Carroz of Montgomery City; and two sisters-in-law, Terri Walton of Montgomery City and Peggy Kleinsorge of Lenexa, Kan.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, William “Bill” Walton and Leslie “Les” Walton; three brothers-in-law, Ronald and Eldon “Butch” Kleinsorge and Robert “Bob” Reagan; two sisters-in-law, Leslie Walton, and Ann Kleinsorge; one great-grandson, Zaedyn Jackson Davis; two nephews, Doug Kleinsorge and Gary Simmons; and one great nephew, Trey Potter.

The family suggests memorial gifts to Grace Lutheran Church or the Middletown Cemetery Association. They may be sent in care of Myers Funeral Home, 203 E. Bates Street, Wellsville, MO 63384. Condolences may be given at