Karen Lorraine Walker


Karen Lorraine Walker, 80, of Frankton, passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Miller's Merry Manor in Chesterfield following an extended illness.
She was born in Muskegon, Michigan, on Sept. 27, 1938, to the late George and Iris (Stahl) Welch.
On June 2, 1956, she married Jerry Walker, and they shared more than 62 years of marriage. Karen held various jobs over the years including working for Frankton Jr/Sr High School Cafeteria, Mobile Missionary Assistance Program, Walt Disney World and her most important job being a loving wife, mother and homemaker for her family.
She loved traveling across the country, and she visited many countries of the world with her husband. They were avid RVers, becoming missionaries with the Mobile Missionary Assistance Program and making many lifelong friends. Karen's love of music allowed her to play many instruments, with her favorites being the piano and organ. She was a gifted painter with oils and watercolors, creating many cherished works. She shared her passions with others, which filled her life with joy and love.
Karen is survived by her husband of 62 years, Jerry Walker, of Middletown; children, Sheryl (Charles) Best, of Frankton, Nancy Walker, of Fishers, Wayne (Tammy) Walker, of Greenwood, and Lisa (Jason) LeMaster, of Frankton; sisters, Dorothy Pruitt, of Goshen, and Janet (Gary) Kinser, of Frankton; grandchildren, Sarah Lawler, Barbara Matson, Phillip Best, Lauren LeMaster, Rachael LeMaster and Hannah Walker; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Joyce Ring.
A funeral service to honor Karen's life will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at Harper & Dunnichay Funeral Home, 305 E. Sigler St., Frankton, IN 46044, with Pastor Steve Binns officiating. Burial will follow in the K of P & I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Frankton. Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at Harper & Dunnichay Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Frankton Ambulance Service or Pipe Creek Township Fire Department through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be given at www.dunnichayfuneralhome.com.
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