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Esther M Walker

May 16, 1934 ~ July 22, 2013 (age 79)

   Mrs. Esther M. Walker, 79, of Quincy, died at 9:06 a.m. Monday (July 22, 2013) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born May 16, 1934 in Carthage, IL, Esther was the daughter of Amos and Lena Ufkes Fecht.  She married Chellis "Chuck" Walker on May 24, 1955 in Carthage.  He survives.

  Esther was a former member of the Liberty Christian Church and a present member of Madison Park Christian Church.  She and her husband Chuck spent their winters in Alamo, TX from 1994 until 2012.  Esther was a member of the Red Hat Society in Quincy and Alamo, TX.  She enjoyed square dancing, camping and was a great cook making many delicious pies and german chocolate cakes from scratch.  Esther was a talented stitcher making exquisitely detailed counted cross stitch and embroidery projects for her home and gifts for her treasured family and friends.  She also made several quilts for herself and family members.

   Esther was a 1952 graduate of Carthage High School and a 1955 graduate of the Blessing Hospital School of Nursing.  She then became employed as a Registered Nurse at Blessing Hospital from 1955 until her retirement in 1990.

   Survivors include her husband Chuck; one daughter Cindy (Walker) Lubbert (Steve) of Strafford, MO; one son David Walker (Judy) of Saint Germain, WI; three grandchildren James Lubbert (Susan) of McKinney, TX, Emily (Lubbert) Carmona (Moises) and Janelle (Walker) Grunwald (Ross); five great grandchildren Austin and Madison Blumenthal both of McKinney, TX, Alejandro Carmona of Little Elm, TX and Calvin and Walker Grunwald both of Madison, WI.  Also surviving is one sister Murlene (Fecht) Clayberg of Cuba, IL; two nephews Michael Hinrichs of Cuba, IL, Mark Hinrichs (Stacie) of Dubuque, IA, a brother in-law Willard Walker (Ruth), a sister in-law Phyllis Walker, and a friend Donna Drake all of Quincy.

   Mrs. Walker was preceded in death by her parents.

   Funeral services will be held Friday morning 10:00 a.m. in Madison Park Christian Church with Pastor Terry Henry officiating.  Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park.

  Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home and Friday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church.

   Memorials may be made to the Blessing Foundation for Hospice or to the Blessing Cancer Center.
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