Walker, Betty

Written by David Green.

Betty I. “Cream” Walker, 79, of Hudson, Mich., died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, in Hudson from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was born Sept. 8, 1931, in Napoleon, Ohio, to Howard and Stella (Smith) Hill.  She married Orland “Bud” Walker on July 4, 1951, and he preceded her in death Aug. 3, 2004.

Betty retired from A. E. Clevite (McCord Corporation) in Wauseon in 1992 with more than 30 years of service. She graduated from Napoleon High School  with the Class of 1949.  She was a member of the 40 & 8 LeFemmes, Hudson American Legion Women’s Auxiliary and the Hudson Senior Center, and she served as a volunteer for the Department on Aging.

Betty is survived by one daughter, Sherry (and Rick) DiCenso Werner of Wauseon, Ohio; three granddaughters, Melanie (and Kevin) Whitlock of West Unity, Ohio, Lisa (and Lee) Rabe of Wauseon  and Tiffany (and Adam) Bachman of Wauseon; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son in-law, Jr. DiCenso; and special friend, Joe Haley.

A Mass of Christian Burial is planned at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hudson, with Fr. Richard Eberle and Fr. H. Paul Ruddy as celebrants. Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci following the luncheon.  Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson, with a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., a 40 & 8 LeFemmes memorial service and a  Fourth Degree K of C chalice presentation to follow.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Williams and Fulton Counties.

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