Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Walker


Findagrave.com
August, 2012
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          Nancy Jeanne (Haldeman) Reinke Walker,  age 68,died at her home in Downey, California, on August 2, 2012.  Nancy was born November 5, 1943 in Greene Co., Indiana to  John Mancil and  Bertrice Ruth (City) Haldeman.  Nancy married  Dennis Alvin Reinke  on January 24, 1961 in Manhattan, Kansas.  He died Dec. 5, 1974 in Colorado.  Nancy married  Marvin Leroy Walker  on January 23, 1977 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He died March 14, 2004 in Downey, California.  Nancy is survived by her children,  Lori Lee,  Darren Dean and  Dennis Grant Reinke,  all of California.  Two sisters and brother-in-laws,  Susan Yvonne and  John Fowler  of Bloomfield, Indiana;  Julie Ann and  Timothy Smith  of Mabank, Texas, a brother,  John Dewey Haldeman  of Worthington, Indiana and a brother and sister-in-law  Steven Craig and  Sarah (Martin) Haldeman  of Austin, Texas.  She is also survived by 5 grandchildren,  Justin Blake Velez,  Caselle Jeanne and  Kevin James Reinke  and  Joshua Matthew and  Christopher Thomas Reinke,  all of California; a step-mother,  Peggy Haldeman  of Mabank, Texas; several nieces and nephews.  Nancy was predeceased by her parents, both husbands, and a brother,  Robert Terry Haldeman  on Sept. 15, 1991.  Funeral services will be at Forest Lawn, Cypress, California on August 7, 2012 with interment to follow.
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Betty's note:  Posted on findagrave by Nancy's sister, Susan (Haldeman) Fowler
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, April 22, 1980
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WALKER
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          Mrs. Mary S. Walker,  87, 406 W. Franklin St., died at 3:40 p.m. Monday at W. S. Major Hospital.  She had been hospitalized 10 days and in failing health several years.  Mrs. Walker served as superintendent of the former Gordon Children's Home here for 1945-1958.  She retired in 1958 when the home was closed.  She belonged to the First United Methodist Church and was past president of its women's organization.
          Born July 22, 1892, in Indianapolis, daughter of  Koss N. and Maud (Vinson) Shaw,  she was married June 30, 1913 to  Carl J. Walker,  who died July 13, 1942.  Surviving are four children,  Mrs. Chester (Anne) McClain,  Shelbyville,  Mrs. R. M. (Maybelle) Leland,  Ithaca, N. Y.,  Mrs. R. A. (Barbara) Schoolcraft,  San Antonio, Texas, and  James E. Walker,  Indianapolis, and 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
          Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Carmony Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack B. Haskins officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday March 1, 1978
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Anna G. Walker, 97, Terre Haute, died at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday at Major Hospital.
Lived in Terre Haute most of her life.
Resided with the Jerome Plunkett family, 110 East Mechanic street, for the past nine months. Plunkett is a great-nephew.
Born in Shelbyville January 21, 1881, a daughter of  James and  Sarah (McBride) Gore.
First married to Thomas Smith, who died in 1919>
Married Judge J. T. Walker in 1929, and he died in 1940.
Last of nine children.
Survivors:  great-nieces and great-nephews, several of whom live in the Shelbyville area.
Member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Terre Haute and the Woman of Retired Druggists and Women’s Department Clubs, both of Terre Haute.
Funeral services:  St. Joseph Catholic Church in Terre Haute Friday. 
Burial:  Roselawn Memorial Cemetery in Terre Haute.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, July 22, 1968
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MRS.  WALKER'S  RITES  TUESDAY
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Local Woman Dies At 65, Was City Native
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Mrs. Mary Frances Walker, 85, died at the Heritage House Convalescence Center, Shelbyville, Saturday, July 20, 1968.
Formerly lived 120 W. Washington St.  Lived in Shelbyville entire life.
Born April, 1903, in Shelbyville, d/o  John  and  Cora Senour Messick.
Married  George Walker  in Shelbyville in 1928;  he died in 1962.
Attended St. Mary-of-the Woods College in Terre Haute and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
Survivors:  daughter, Mrs. Robert (Anne) Johnson, Dayton, Ohio;  son, Robert Walker, Shelbyville;  brother, Paul J. Messick, Indianapolis;  two grandchildren.
Services:  Ewing Mortuary with Rev. David Frazier officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, June 10, 1966
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W. N.  WALKER
DIES  AT  HOME
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          Wilbert M. Walker,  56, died at his home on R. R. 1, Freenfield, Hancock County, Thursday at 10:30 p.m.  He had been ill for several years with a heart condition.  Mr. Walker was a farmer and a member of the Blue River Township, Hancock County, advisory board.  He was a member of the Sugar Creek Christian Chrch and had served for six years on the Hancock County fair board.
          Born near Morristown on March 24, 1910, he was the son of  Frank and  Orpha (Arnold) Walker.  On Feb. 12, 1938, he married  Katherine Chadwick,  who survives with his mother, who resides at R. R. 4. Greenfield.
          Other survivors are eight children,  Frederick Walker,  R. R. 1. Morristown, and  Rollie, Lowell, Larry, Nancy, Tom, Linda  and  Dale Walker,  all at home, two grandchildren, a sister,  Miss Sarah Jane Walker,  and a brother,  Emerson Walker,  both of R. R. 4. Greenfield.
          Services will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the E. L. Frazier Funeral Home in Morristown, and burial will be in Asbury Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after noon, Saturday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming



The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, January 2, 1961
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DEATH  CLAIMS
MRS.  WALKER
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Widow of Grocery Co.
Founder Here Was 89
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          Mrs. Grace Louise Walker,  89, widow of  Harry H. Walker,  founder of the Walker Wholesale Graocery Company, Inc., died at Major Hospital Sunday at 11:30 p.m.  She had been in failing health for five years and hospitalized for the past four weeks.  Mrs. Walker's home was at 18 E. Mechanic St.  She was a daughter of  Joseph E. and  Eliza Barron  and was born April 16, 1871, at Royal Center, Ind.  She had resided in this city since her marriage to Mr. Walker on October 5, 1892.  His death occurred February 17, 1933.
          Mrs. Walker served as chairman of a committee which selected the marker which stands beside east U. S. Highway 421 at the edge of this city to commemorate the first railroad west of the Allegheny Mountains.  She served for a number of years as a member of the board of governors for the former Gordon Children's Home.  She was a member of the First Methodist Church, the Coterie and Ben Hur Lodge.  Mrs. Walker served as president of the wholesale grocery company from 1933 to 1952.
          She is survived by two children,  George M. Walker  and  Mrs. Ruth E. Deitzer  of this city; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held at the Ewing Mortuary Tuesday of 2:00 p.m. with Dr. H. R. Page officiating.  Interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 7:00 this evening.  In liew of flowers they are asked to contribute to the children's book fund at the local library or present a book to the library.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
March 18, 1959
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Mrs. Mary E. Walker, 90, St. Paul community for the past 57 years, died at a Waldron nursing home early today.
She was born in Shelby county July 27, 1868; married to  Abraham Walker  December 20, 1896.  He died April 4, 1952.  A daughter, Mrs. Goldie Hoban, died November 20, 1926.
Two grandchildren, Mrs. Laura Barker  of Adams, and  Randall Hoban  of near Shelbyville, are immediate survivors.  A grandson preceded in death in 1938.
Last of a family of five sisters.
Carmony Funeral Home.  Van Pelt cemetery.
Submitted by Don T. Mitchell
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming
Notes:  Mary Elizabeth (Mitchell) Walker  was fourth of five daughters born to the Noble Twp. farm couple, Joseph Mitchell  (1832-1912) and  Mary Ann Jones (1831-1905).


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, May 8, 1952
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MRS.  WALKER  DIES  AT  HOME
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Rites for Morristown Woman
Will Be Conducted Thursday
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          Mrs. Gladys Walker, wife of  Harry Walker, died at her home in Morristown Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock following an extended illness.  She was 80 years of age.
          The daughter of  Marshall  and  Emma Gobble Bennett, Mrs. Walker was born in Kansas on May 30, 1980.  Her marriage to Mr. Walker took place in August, 1909.  Surviving with the husband are tow children, Paul Walker  of this city and  Mrs. Mary McCoy  of Indianapolis.  Also surviving are two grandchildren.
          Mrs. Walker was a member of the Morristown Christian Church and Rev. S. B. Aldrich will officiate at funeral services Thursday at 2:00 p.m.  The rites will be held at the E. L. Frazier Funeral Home and burial will be made in Asbury cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 10:00 a.m. Wednesday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, April 11, 1944
page 1 column 8
MRS. WALKER  IS  DEAD  AFTER  LONG  ILLNESS
Funeral Services Will Be Held Thursday
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           Mrs. Fannie B. Walker, 89, widow of  James E. Walker, passed away at 4:00 p.m. Monday after an illness of several years.  Born in Harrison, Ohio, August 7, 1854, she was the daughter of  John H. and  Sarah Brown.  When a child she came to Shelby County for residence.  In 1874 she was married to  James E. Walker.  Mrs. Walker was a member of the First Methodist Church of  Shelbyville.  Her husband died a number of years ago.  Surviving are one son, Charles Walker, six grandchildren, Mrs. Anne McClainMrs. R. M. Leland, Jr.,  Mrs. R. A. Schoolcraft,  Lionel Walker, all of Shelbyville, James Walker, of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Katherine Woodruff, Benton Harbor, Michigan, and seven great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the Edwards & Kohlmeyer funeral home with Dr. J. W. McFall officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 6:00 p.m. today.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Satruday, April 4, 1942
Page 1
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MRS.  MEANS  SUCCUMBS  HERE
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          Word has been received here from  Mrs. J. W. Elliot, of Glendale, Cal., of the death of her mother, Mrs. Lillian Walker, age ninety, a former resident of this city.
          Death was caused by a fractured hip.  Mrs. Walker lived on east Mechanic street for a number of years and was well known here.  Survivors in Shelbyville include two nephews, Ralph Edwards  and  P. W. Weakley, and one niece, Mrs. Mayme Thompson.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday March 18, 1932
Page 1 column 7
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GET  WORD  OF  DEATH
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Relatives Here Receive News of Death of Walter Walker
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          Relatives in this city received word today of the death of Walter Walker, resident of Carthage. Mr. Walker succumbed last night at 10:45. Mr. Walker had made numerous visits here and was quite well known in Shelby county. Local relatives are Harry Walker, Charles Walker and Mrs. George Zemer.  Funeral services for Mr. Walker will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock and burial will take place at the cemetery, north of Carthage.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, January 27, 1926
Page 3
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AGED  LADY  DIED  LAST  MID-NIGHT
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Mrs. Anna Belle Walker, Age Seventy-two,
of Fairland Died Here.
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FUNERAL  SERVICE  MONDAY
----------           Mrs. Anna Belle Walker, age seventy-two, wife of  William Walker, died  Friday night at mid-night at the Major Memorial hospital, in this city.  Her death was caused by a complication of diseases, and followed a long illness.  Mr. and Mrs. Walker had made their home at Fairland for a number of years.
          She was a daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Lovina Jones, and was born July 11, 1843, at Rising Sun.  She became a member of the Methodist church when a child.  She was married to Mr. Walker April 27, 1865.  Six children were born o them, and four survive.
          Besides the husband, Mrs. Walker leaves one daughter, Mrs. Della Thompson, of Syracuse, New York; three sons,  Charles Walker, of Fairland;  Edward  and  Russell Walker, of Rhinelander, Wisconsin; and one half-brother, Schuyler Jones, of Chicago.  Five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
          Funeral services will be held at the home in Fairland Monday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. E. A. Boston, pastor of the Fairland M. E. church, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Fairland cemetery, Ralph J. Edwards in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Tuesday August 31, 1897
Page 5 column 2
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          Abraham Walker, who was born in Clermont county, Kentucky, May 21, 1811, died at the home of his daughter,  Mrs. James Wood, in Brandywine township, at 10 p.m. Friday, August 27, aged 86 years, 3 months and 7 days.  He was married to  Rebecca Seton March 11, 1837.  To this union were born ten children of whom four daughters and two sons and twenty grandchildren survive him.  Rebecca Walker, his wife died September 30, 1870.  Short funeral services were held at the house at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Rev. Guthrie officiating.  Interment and cortege in charge of  Marshall G. Tindall, of this city.
Contributed by Barb Huff


Indiana State Journal
April 15, 1896
Page 5
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          SHELBYVILLE, Ind., April 13.---Hank Walker, the horseman, well known over southern and central Indiana, died at his home in this city last night of Bright's disease.  Mr. Walker's wife died a few weeks ago, and this probably hastened his own demise.  He leaves six children.
Submitted anonymously


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, April 19, 1883
Page 3, column 3
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DEATH  OF  JOHN  C. WALKER
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           It is with sadness that we note the death of  John C. Walker, which took place at 7:30 o'clock Saturday morning, at Indianapolis.  Dr. Walker was well known in Shelby county, where he had many warm and devoted friends.  The deceased was fifty-five years of age, and died of diabetes, of which disease he had been a sufferer for years.  Funeral took place on Monday.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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