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Koryne M. (Verhaagh) Walker, 88, Alexandria passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at Community Hospital of Anderson following an extended illness.
She was born on Dec. 13, 1928, in Antigo, Wis., grew up in Summitville, and later attended Broad Ripple High School. She has resided in Alexandria since 1949 upon her marriage to Jack Walker.
Koryne was a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be deeply missed for her love of God and the Bible, her lessons in home-making and cooking, her Christmas cookies, her wonderful talents as a portrait and still life artist, and her devoted love for her family and friends. Koryne supported her husband, Jack, in their farm life during 64 years of marriage, including their chicken business, their "Woodburner" stove shop, and in their retirement keeping up the farm and supporting their children and families. Koryne provided art lessons for the community and family for many years from her quaint art studio nestled in the woods and was founder of the Alexandria Artist Guild and an active member of the Anderson Art League. She continued her artwork until her death.
Survivors include four sons, Kim Stephen Walker (Royce) of Albuquerque, N.M., David (Sandy) Walker of Alexandria, Mark (Dorothy) Walker of Noblesville, and Michael (Candi) Walker of Fishers; two daughters, Julia (John) McIntyre of Howe, Ind., and Melanie (Randy) Dunn of Anderson; 13 grandchildren, Joel McIntyre, Arantha Elizabeth Salas, Rachel Walker, Erica Walker, Mariah Walker, Eli Walker, Daniel Walker, Jesse Walker, Morgan Walker, Hannah Dunn, Jordan Dunn. Amelia Walker, Ethan Walker; and four great-grandchildren, Olivia and Ella Davis and Kaylee and Logan McIntyre.
Preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 67 years, Jack Walker in 2013; and a grandchild, Hannah Dunn in 2006.
Family and friends are invited to attend graveside services at 4:30 p.m. today at Park View Cemetery in Alexandria. Chaplain Rob Miflin will officiate.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alexandria Band Boosters, c/o Alexandria-Monroe High School, 1 Burden Court, Alexandria, IN 46001.
Deep gratitude is extended to the Community Hospital and Community Hospice nurses for their loving care of our mother.
Owens Funeral Home in Alexandria is serving the Walker family.
Online condolences: www.owensmemorialservices.com.
Published on August 18, 2017
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