Verna Naomi Walker, nee Greene was born July 12, 1937 in Cleveland, Ohio and passed away at home in Belleville, Illinois on December 3, 2020. She was 83 years old.
Verna was born in Cleveland but the Greene family moved from Cleveland, Ohio to sunny San Diego, California where she was raised. She married her beloved husband Clyde O Walker on August 22, 1954 in Nestor, California. After a few moves in California and Arizona, she and Clyde settled in Southwestern, Illinois.
Verna worked my years as a waitress and then retired as a Certified Nursing Assistant after 19 years at Belleville Memorial Hospital. After retiring they built a house near Lake Kincaid and lived until moving back to Belleville to be near her children.
She loved the ocean, mountains, Arizona and California. She enjoyed boating, swimming and was known as really good cook.
Mrs Walker was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Clyde O Walker. Also preceding her were her parents Cecil E and Evelyn M Greene (nee Fackler); a sister Shirley Green and brother Ronald Green both of San Diego, California.
She is survived by her sister Marilyn Greene of Swansea, Illinois; her five children C. Edwin Walker of Peoria, IL Dorothy (Mark) Eckman of Birmingham, Al; H. Michael (Dawn) Walker of Lebanon, Il; Susanne (Steve) Dashner of Belleville, IL and Julie Spinks of Swansea, IL; her 10 grandchildren Ryan (Casey) Adams, Andrew Walker, Mary Walker, Mark Eckman, Alexis (Brett) Mulkey, Olivia (Joey) Starr, Patrick Walker, Piper Spinks, Taylor Walker and Jonathan Walker; Step grandchildren Paul (Jess) Dashner; Nichole (Ed) Wajda; great grandchildren; Madeline Adams, Hannah Monroe and Lilly Adams; Step grandchildren Alina, Lydia, Ella and Eddie Wajda; Carly and Caleigh Dashner; Nephew Steven (Susan) Greene of Sandy Utah. Many nieces and nephews and some very special friends.
Private services will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2020. Burial will be in Alto Pass, Illinois.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.
Walker Funeral Home of Alto Pass entrusted with arrangements.