Karen Lorraine Walker

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Karen Lorraine Walker

September 27, 1938 - January 11, 2019

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.
Published on January 13, 2019
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Tuesday January 15, 2019

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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305 East Sigler Street, Frankton, IN, USA

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Tuesday January 15, 2019

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305 East Sigler Street, Frankton, IN, USA

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7 posts

Kristi Hartsock
Jan 17, 2019
I have so many great memories of growing up with aunt Karen and uncle jerry. Although it’s been a lot of years since I’ve seen aunt Karen my heart is heavy and sad seeing her go. I rejoice with the family that we will see her again in heaven someday! Goodbye for now, your sweet, loving soul will be missed.
Terri Todd
Jan 17, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss Jerry. Karen was very gifted indeed. I will always remember coming to your house and seeing all her beautiful paintings. I loved her smile. God be with you in this time of mourning.
Sue Albano
Jan 15, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss and hope that all of your special memories help ease the pain.
Vicki Arthur (niece)
Jan 14, 2019
I will miss you but the memories I will have forever. Such wonderful times growing up. The joy is knowing I will see you again someday.
Brad Walker
Jan 13, 2019
Aunt Karen was such a positive and caring person, so talented with her artwork. We really enjoyed their visit to Arizona years ago...she will certainly be missed.
Ron Pruitt
Jan 13, 2019
Remembering the music, laughter, paintings and enjoyment of family and friends that characterized the life of Aunt Karen.
wayne walker
Jan 13, 2019
Mom you will be greatly missed. I’ll miss that special son and mother bond. Thanks for sharing your talents with me. They will be passed on for generations.. Till we meet again in Heaven, your loving son, Wayne