Evelyn M. Walker
November 17, 2021 ~ December 6, 2014
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.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 11 AM
Young Funeral Home
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 after 5 PM
Young Funeral Home