Walker, Jean

Written by David Green.

Jean Walker, 86, of Morenci, Mich., died April 3, 2011, at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian.

She was born Feb. 27, 1925, in Blissfield Township, the daughter of LeRoy and Adeline (Tonneberger) Morey.  On Oct. 28, 1943, in Blissfield, Mich., she married Clarence Walker.  He preceded her in death on March 10, 2001.

Jean lived in the Morenci area most of her life.  She was formerly employed at Sheller-Globe in Wauseon, Ohio, from where she retired in 1982, after 20 years of service.  Jean was an active member of the Morenci Trinity Lutheran Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Beverly (and Denver) Keefer of Hudson, Mich.; two sons, Keith (and Kim) Walker of Morenci and Ken (and Deb) Walker of Morenci; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Waltz of Adrian, Mich.; three brothers, Roger (and Carol) Roback of Adrian, Wayne (and Karen) Roback of Adrian, and Gordon “Butch” (and Shirley) Roback of Onsted, Mich.; and two sisters-in-law, Patricia Roback and Janet Roback, both of Adrian.

Besides her husband, Jean was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Arthur Roback; a daughter, Carol Ann Vanzweden; a grandson, Shane Walker; a sister in infancy; three brothers, Carl, Richard, and Don Roback; and a brother-in-law, Ed Waltz.

Funeral services will are planned at 11 a.m. Friday, April 8, at the Morenci Trinity Lutheran Church, with Pastor Ralph O. Stuebs officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.  Visitation is scheduled from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Morenci Trinity Lutheran Church.

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