April 1, 2010

(3/7/1925 - 3/27/2010)

Glen D. Walker, 85, of Bloomfield, Iowa, passed away March 27, 2010, at the Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield.

He was born March 7, 1925, in Van Buren County, Iowa, to Pearl Milton and Grace Leona Hull Walker.

He grew up in Memphis, attending grade school and high school there.

He married Joan Waddle on June 3, 1950, at Huntsville, Missouri and to this union three children were born.

Glen worked for the Memphis Democrat newspaper until 1971 when he, Joan and his family moved to Bloomfield, Iowa, where he was employed as a custodian at the Gilfillan Clinic until his retirement in 1984. He was a member of the Bloomfield Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife, of the home, in Bloomfield; a daughter, Glenda Jo Miller and her husband, Larry, of Bloomfield, Iowa; two sons: Michael Dee Walker and his wife, Jane, of Columbia, Missouri; Mitchell Lee Walker and his wife, Terri, of Kansas City, Missouri; seven grandchildren: Mandi Francis and her husband, Alan, of Bloomfield, Iowa, Matthew Miller of Ottumwa, Iowa, Cara Walker, Callie Walker and Crista Walker, all of Columbia, Missouri and Tyler Walker and Ryan Walker, both of Kansas City, Missouri. Other survivors include four great-grandchildren: Jocelyn Miller, Maleena Bender, Kaitlin Francis, Alexa Francis and a brother, Floyd Walker and his wife, Donna, of Memphis, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Dorothy Schell, and a brother, Lee Walker.

A visitation, with the family present, was held at the Bloomfield Christian Church beginning at 9:30 A.M. on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 until the time of the funeral service at 11 A.M. Officiating the service was Reverend Stephen Bowie. Music was provided by Beth Gravett, vocalist and Joe Fulk, organist. Burial followed in the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield, Iowa. Casket bearers were Steve Mustoe, Chris Mustoe, Dan Mustoe, Matthew Miller, Alan Francis and Brent Walker. Honorary bearers were David Mustoe, Charles Kethe, Delbert Pouder, Max York, Steve Reyes, Keith Nalley, Rex Howk, Jared Gravett and Clint McKinney. Memorials may be made to the Bloomfield Care Center or the Bloomfield Christian Church and may be left at the church or mailed to Memphis Funeral Home, 378 South Market Street, Memphis, Missouri 63555. Online condolences may be sent to Mr. Walker’s family via mmphisfh@nemr.net.

Arrangements are under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home.

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