Evelyn M. Walker age 93 of Pocahontas passed away Saturday December 6th at Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral services for 93 year old Evelyn M. Walker will be Wednesday at 11AM at Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Visitation will be Tuesday December 9th after 5PM at the funeral home. Memorial are suggested to The Dave Walker Scholarship Fund or The Pocahontas-Old Ripley Fire Department.
She was born on November 17, 1921 in Mulberry Grove, IL to Theordore and Hanna (Wehrle) Koonce. She married Edgar D. Walker, Jr. on April 13, 1939 in Smithboro, IL. He died November 18, 2000. She is survived by her children June Boggy of Summerfield, IL, Mary Carter of Mulberry Grove, IL., Bob (Kristine) Walker of Pocahontas, IL, and Karen Wernle (Maynard Davis) of Greenville, IL. She is also survived by a brother Robert Koonce of Greenville, sixteen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, two daughters Lois Jean Walker and Ruth Klein, and also a son David Walker.
Evelyn grew up in Mulberry Grove, IL and attended Seagraves School. Her family also lived near Woburn for a time. After her marriage she and her husband lived in Highland, IL for a while. They also lived in the Reno and Stubblefield areas before moving to rural Pocahontas in 1965. She had worked at DeMoulin Brothers and also reported The Pocahontas Area News for the Greenville Advocate for many years. She made woven rugs from 1951 to 2005 and sold them at craft shows. She was a member of the Pocahontas Senior Citizens and The Shawnee Sewing Club.