27 April 2014

Sunday's Obituary: Nellie K. Walker (nee. O'Brien) 1885-1974

June 10, 1874 issue Edwardsville Intelligencer (Edwardsville, IL) --

Walker - Mrs. Nelle K. Walker, 89, of Bloomington died Sunday morning in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Richardson, 516 Sunset Dr. 
Mrs. Walker was a secretary for the Alumni Association of Illinois Wesleyan University.  She was born on Jan. 1, 1885, a daughter of the late John and Ellen O'Brien. 
She was married to Truman Walker on June 12, 1908.  He died on March 15, 1919.  Daughters Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Richardson of Edwardsville and Mrs. Ben (Trunella) Trent of Bloomington, survive. 
Mrs Walker was a member of the Keystone Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Bloomington, for 55 years, and of the Royal Neighbors, Camp 619 Pocahontas Lodge, and the Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa. 
She was also a member of the First Christian Church of Bloomington.
Visitation will be Tuesday at Stamper Funeral Home, Bloomington.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. 
The Pletcher Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
Nellie's legal name was Kathryn E. O'Brien, and she was actually married in 1907.  She was the wife of my first cousin 2x removed, Guy Truman Walker.

This obituary was crucial to my locating their daughter Ruth's married name.

Copyright © 2014 by Kevin W. Walker

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