Gus was a 1953 graduate of Cannelton High School. She was united in marriage in November 1957 at St. Michael’s Church to Norman Nugent, who precedes her in death on January 17, 2007. Also preceding her in death are brothers, Dr. David Walls and Stuart Walls.
Gus worked at her grandfathers store, August Heck and Company. She and her husband, Norman, owned and operated Walls Drive-In in Cannelton for 40 years. Gus had cooked for the drive-in just two weeks before her death. A very talented seamstress, she made drapes, wedding dresses, upholstered furniture, and was very creative. Gus was a kind and loving person.
She was a member of St. Michael’s Church and St. Ann’s Society.
Surviving are her sons, Mark and Chris Nugent, both of Cannelton, IN; brother, Michael Walls of Hawaii; three grandchildren, April Pierce (Jason), Whitney Nugent, ,Logan Nugent and Rachael Fergurson; great-grandchildren, Victoria, Zoey, Colby, Franki, Alex, Maddie and Sam; her dog, Max; many cousins and her class of 1953 friends.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM CST on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at St. Michael’s Church. Father Barnabas Gillespie, OFM will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Visitation will be at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home on Wednesday from 3:00-7:00 PM and Thursday 8:30-9:15AM at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Cemetery or to St. Jude Hospital.