Marion W. Walker, age 95, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at her home.
Marion was born April 7, 1923 in Wayland, a daughter of Maynard & Mildred (Keeler) Warner. She was a graduate of Wayland High School and attended business school. Marion married Burl B. Walker on April 14, 1944 and they enjoyed 58 years of happy marriage. She was proud to have supported the World War II effort as an employee of Foster Wheeler and was a study hall monitor and assistant librarian at Wayland Central School as well as the book keeper for Walker Farm for many years.
Marion was an active member of the Springwater United Methodist Church, a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Springwater Grange, the Lowell Club, a leader of the Flying Fingers 4-H Club of Steuben County, a board member of the Steuben County Cooperative Extension and a founding member of the Springwater-Webster Crossing Historical Society. She enjoyed knitting, making quilts and sewing clothing for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren along with being a wonderful baker, especially of Cinnamon Rolls. But most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends. Marion loved her home and was grateful to be able to stay there because of the care provided by family and friends, especially Sue Walker and Melonie Coley.
In addition to her parents & husband, she was predeceased by her son, Richard Walker in 2006 and two brothers, Milford "Bud" Warner and Ardean Warner. She is survived by her sons, Donald Walker, Mark (Susan) Walker, her daughter-in-law, Suzanne Walker, 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, sister Elsie Wallace, sister-in-law Virginia "Virgie" Warner and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call 4-6 pm Friday at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 300 West Naples St., Wayland. Funeral services will be held 11 am, Saturday at the Springwater United Methodist Church, 8001 Main St., Springwater, NY 14560. Burial will be in Ashley Cemetery, Springwater.
Contributions may be made to the Springwater United Methodist Church, 8001 Main St., Springwater, NY 14560 or the Livingston County Hospice, 11 Murray Hill, Mt. Morris, NY 14510.