Evelyn M. Walker, age 93, of rural Pocahontas, IL passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 2:10 AM at Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 11 AM at Young Funeral Home Rev. Darryl Bolen and Ron Lindley, officiating. Interment will be in McInturff Cemetery, rural Vandalia, IL. Friends may call Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 5-8 PM at Young Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to The Dave Walker Scholarship Fund or The Pocahontas-Old Ripley Fire Department. She was born on November 17, 1921 in Mulberry Grove, IL to Theodore and Hannah (Wehrle) Koonce. She married Edgar D. Walker, Jr. on April 13, 1939 in Smithboro, IL. He died November 18, 2000. She is survived by her children June Boggy of Summerfield, IL, Mary Carter of Mulberry Grove, IL., Bob (Kristine) Walker of Pocahontas, IL, and Karen Wernle (Maynard Davis) of Greenville, IL. She is also survived by a brother Robert Koonce of Greenville, sixteen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, two daughters Lois Jean Walker and Ruth Klein, and also a son David Walker. Evelyn grew up in Mulberry Grove, IL and attended Seagraves School. Her family also lived near Woburn for a time. After her marriage she and her husband lived in Highland, IL for a while. They also lived in the Reno and Stubblefield areas before moving to rural Pocahontas in 1965. She had worked at DeMoulin Brothers and also reported The Pocahontas Area News for the Greenville Advocate for many years. She made woven rugs from 1951 to 2005 and sold them at craft shows. She was a member of the Pocahontas Senior Citizens and The Shawnee Sewing Club.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 11 AM

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Visitation:

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 after 5 PM

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  1. I want to express my sincere sympathy for the loss of your loved one and I hope the following suggestions help the family members and those who loved Evelyn M. Walker to lessen their grief. �½ۢ Talk about your feelings to "a true companion" who will listen patiently and sympathetically. �½ۢ If you have feelings of guilt thinking that some neglect on your part contributed to your loved one's death, realize, though, that no matter how much we love another person, we cannot prevent "time and unforeseen occurrence from befalling those we love. (Ecclesiastes 9:11) More than anything else, a relationship with God can help you to cope with the death of someone you love. Isaiah 33:24 promises the time when an end to sickness will become a reality. God will put an end to pain, suffering and even DEATH. God promises at Isaiah 25:8 that death will be swallowed up forever.

  2. May these words bring you comfort and hope as they did for our family during our loss. Found at Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces. The reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, For Jehovah himself has spoken it." Your neighbor and friend, Maddy Hernandez

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