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Geraldine “Geri” Walker

Geri Walker Jessie Geraldine Walker, age 76, of Newark, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2015, in the Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, Missouri.

Born November 9, 1938, in Newburg, Iowa, Geri was the daughter of Carl Eugene and Edith Elmina Hanson Breeden.

She was united in marriage with Stevens Lee Walker on June 16, 1957, in LaBelle, Missouri, and he preceded her in death on November 1, 2007.  Geri was also preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Betty Simmons, Barbara Simmons and Lorene Petrie; one brother, Harold Eugene Breeden; and one half-brother, James Breeden.

Surviving are five children, David Walker of Newark, Missouri, Ricky Walker of Newark, Missouri, Melissa Marshall of Moberly, Missouri, Jennifer Walker of St. Louis, Missouri, and Tara Powers and husband, Joe of Knox City, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Josiah, Sharayah, Canaan, Micah, and Jayden Marshall, Steven, Harley and Dylan Powers; one step-granddaughter, Brandi Johnson; two sisters, Gladys Olsen of Oregon and Millie Jennings of Newark, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Esther Breeden of Willow Springs, Missouri; and a brother-in-law, Bob Simmons of Edina, Missouri.

Geri received her education in rural Newark, Missouri.  She and her husband lived most all of their life in the Newark area.  She loved walking, bicycling, gardening, cross stitch and embroidery and especially spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, October 9, 2015, at the Newark Christian Church in Newark, Missouri.  Reverend Anthony Boes will officiate for the services.  Burial will be in the Newark Cemetery.

Musical selections will be Amazing Grace, When I Get Where I’m Going, Save a Place for Me, I Can Only Imagine and Don’t Blink.

Casket bearers will be Josiah, Canaan and Micah Marshall, Steven Powers, Dennis Stiefel and Leonard Long.

Visitation will be held after 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2015, with family receiving friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Coder Funeral Chapel in La Belle, MO.

Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation.  Memorials may be left at or mailed to Coder Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 151, LaBelle, MO 63447.