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Betty Walker

Betty Lou Walker, age 80, of Ewing, Missouri, formerly of Knox County, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.

She was born October 2, 1935, in Knox County, Missouri, the daughter of Clarence Leslie and Nellie Neoma Pruett Parton.

She was united in marriage to Lyle Walker in 1951, in Knox City, Missouri, and he preceded her in death, and to this union three children were born.

Surviving are two children, Carrie Walker Bowen Goehl of Ewing, Missouri, and Dan Walker and Carol of LaPlata, Missouri; one daughter-in-law, Peggy Walker Johnston and Steve of Maywood, Missouri; six grandchildren, Kellie Bowen Moyers and Jeff, Tommy Jean Bowen and Melissa, Derek E. Walker and Jeffrey, Sierra Rose Walker and friend, Matt, Tonya Lair and Bobby, and Jason Walker; nine great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son, David L. Walker; two brothers, Berly Leslie Parton and William L. Parton; and one sister, Beulah Stutsman.

Betty received her education in Edina Schools.  She was a homemaker and caregiver in Knox and Lewis Counties.  She was proud of her Native American heritage and enjoyed reading, Westerns, St. Louis Cardinals, John Deere memorabilia, and watching her grandkids playing ball.

Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, July 11, 2016, in the Knox City Cemetery.  Pastor Paul Burton will officiate for the services.  Musical selections will be, I’ll Fly Away and Old Rugged Cross.   There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to the Knox City Cemetery.  Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO, 63537.