June 3, 2010

(10/23/1927 - 5/30/2010)

Joan Walker, 82, of Bloomfield, Iowa, passed away Sunday, May 30, 2010, at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center in Ottumwa, Iowa.

She was born October 23, 1927 at Centerville, Iowa to Hurley and Mabel Lois Hardin Waddle.

She graduated from Lancaster High School in Lancaster, Missouri, class of 1945 and then attended Northeast Missouri State College for two years after which she taught in country schools in Missouri. She also worked for the National Garment Factory in Memphis, Missouri; a garment factory in Keokuk, Iowa and was a sales associate for John Cook’s Men’s Store in Memphis, the Priester Squire Shop and from 1978 until 1993 in the Modern Shop, both in Bloomfield, Iowa and she worked with her husband at the Gilfillan Clinic in Bloomfield.

She married Glen D. Walker June 3, 1950, in Huntsville, Missouri and to this union three children were born.

Joan was a member of the Bloomfield Christian Church.

She was an accomplished seamstress; enjoyed doing embroidery work and was a member of the “Sew & So” Club in Bloomfield. She especially loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joan will be remembered as a very caring person who loved to spend time with the elderly. She always made time for anyone in need of care.

She is survived by 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; a sister, Madelyn Mustoe and her husband, David, of Jefferson City, Missouri and a brother-in law and sister-in-law, Floyd and Donna Walker, of Memphis, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband who recently passed away on March 27, 2010.

A visitation was held at the Bloomfield Christian Church beginning at 9:30 A.M. on Wednesday, June 2, 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 Karen Spargur, organist. Burial followed in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Bloomfield, Iowa. Casket bearers were Steve Mustoe, Dan Mustoe, Alan Francis, Chris Mustoe, Matthew Miller and Brent Walker. Memorials may be made to the Bloomfield Christian Church or Davis County Public/Home Health 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 the Walker family by logging on to www.mmphisfh@nemr.net. Arrangements are under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home.

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