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Mary Lou Walker

Mary Louise (Bombei) Walker, 88 of Washington, died Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.

Her body will be cremated and private family graveside services will be held at the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. A memorial in her name has been established to Sts. Peter and Paul Clear Creek Heritage Association. Beatty Funeral Home in Washington is assisting with arrangements.

Mary Louise was born May 30, 1933 in Keota, IA the daughter of Henry Frank and Teresa Angela (Ott) Bombei. She was united in marriage to James F. Walker, August 5, 1954 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

She was a wife, mother, homemaker and was employed at Northrup King, Roth Deli and retired from the Hy Vee Deli in 1993. She enjoyed cooking, baking, reading and 500 Rummy. The love of her life was her family.

Survivors include her children, Doug (Jacky) Walker of Washington, Vicky (Craig) Johnson of Washington, Annette (Russ) Kuhlemeier of Burlington, IA, Barbara Walker of Washington, Frank (Lyn) Walker of Wellman, Mary (Tim) Greiner of Washington and Brenda Walker and friend Joe Greiner of Wellman, IA; 10 grandchildren, Jared Walker, Jordan Martineze, Tracy Darbyshire, Spencer Walker, Jolee Walker, Olin Walker, Morgan Greiner, Sydney Greiner, Tyler Sieren and Madison Lou Sieren ;3 great-grandchildren Finn, Jayden and Brayleigh.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband James, brothers, Raymond, Richard, Howard and Herbert, sisters, Marie Redlinger and Philomena Sheetz and infant brother Henry Robert.

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Such a nice lady! Always enjoyed our visits when we happened upon each other.

Oma Munn Sep 15 2021 12:00 AM

My condolences to all the Walker "kids" from all the Blodgett "kids". Mary Lou was one of the good ones! Great neighbors and friends to grow with on the old Coppock road.

Rich Blodgett Jul 19 2021 12:00 AM

sorry for your loss of your mother.. nice lady and the smile she would give..can only wish i would of been around her more...may she rest in peace... miss you all, Bob Miller

bob miller Jul 17 2021 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to the Walker family. I thought so much of both your mom and dad. Im happy theyve been reunited in Heaven! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Lynette Sievers Jul 13 2021 12:00 AM

Hugs and prayers Dennis and Sandi Wolfe

Sandi$Dennis Wolfe Jul 10 2021 12:00 AM

To the Walker family, You all have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Mary Lou. May she rest in peace.

Myrna Erlenbush Jul 9 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jaci Peterson Jul 9 2021 12:00 AM

I remember working at Northrup King with Mary Lou. Sometimes the work was not the best but she made us laugh and laugh. I was called a Brat so many times but I loved this LADY ! She is who we are strive to be. Anyone who knew her was lucky to have known one of the greatest ladies on earth. I am sorry for your loss but rest assured she has the Angels laughing !!

Jean Glandon Jul 9 2021 12:00 AM

We were so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. We knew her to be a woman of great courage, determination and strength of character who loved and enjoyed the birds and surrounding countryside by her home. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you hold the many memories of her in your hearts.Milton & Ilene Schnicker

Milton & Ilene Schnicker Jul 8 2021 12:00 AM

Brenda, Mary, Frank, Barb, Annette, Vicky, and Doug,You have our sincere sympathy for the passing our your mother.She was wonderful friend to all, and second mother to many.She now resides with the angels where there is no pain or suffering.The Walker home was always a fun welcoming experience.I remember introducing her to Sandy and later, daughterSarah with our first granddaughter Joselyn. Mary Lous' smile was pure happiness.Those were are special memories for us.When I was young, I helped bale hay. Jim gave me a $1.000,000.00Check signed, "You are Stuck."! But only for a short time.I remember the Machine Shed party's/dances,Mary Lou and Jim staying to the very end.Now, I know they not only enjoyed the festivities,They were watching over us, making sure we got home safely.That was the kind of people they were.In the honored memory of Mary Lou and Jim,May God continue to bless the Walker families.

Carl & Sandy Jul 8 2021 12:00 AM

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