Betty Walker

September 17, 1931 ‒ February 26, 2017

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Betty Walker, age 85, of Mount Gilead, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, February 26, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on September 17, 1931, at the family farm near Galloway, OH, to the late Charles J. and Ethel F. (Dougherty) Parker. Betty was the youngest of 10 siblings and graduated from Hilliard High School in the class of 1949. It was in high school where she caught the sparkle in the eye of her high school sweetheart, Gerald.

On December 28, 1950, Betty married the love of her life, Gerald R. Walker. Together they have shared 66 wonderful years of marriage.

In 1960, Gerald and Betty moved just north of Mount Gilead when they purchased the family farm. As a farmer’s wife, Betty worked alongside Gerald in the fields and with the dairy. She also loved to tend to her garden and cook meals. She loved raising her strawberries and she never wanted anyone to leave her table hungry. Most important of all to Betty, was the love she had for her family. As her family began to grow, so did her love for each and every one of them.

She is survived by her husband, Gerald; children: Jack (Janet) Walker, Ruth (Bill) Creswell, Charles (Elaine) Walker, Mary (Steve) Louis, and Jean (Joe) Beck; grandchildren: Kim (Scott) Harvey, Holly (BJ) Trainer, John (Samantha) Walker, Aaron (Anna) Creswell, Andy (Sarah) Creswell, Jerrod (Corinna) Walker, Angela (Matt) White, Alison (Andy) Oswald, Kasey (Ben) Ziska, Shelby (Nic) Hunter, Joe (Stephanie) Beck, and Josh (fiancé Chelsie Pope) Beck; great grandchildren: Miranda, Kendra and Garrett Harvey, Chelsea, Noah, Ethan, and Maya Trainer, Ava Walker, Ella, Dane, and Janey Creswell, Haylee and Bentley Walker, Bella and Sebastian White, Griffin and Adele Oswald, Lukas and Quinn Ziska, Brooksten, Brody, and Braylen Beck; sisters: Norma Jane Ferrell and Evelyn (Vern) Erwin; and sister-in-laws: Joanne White, Iva Sheets, and Lois (Loren) Combs.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; numerous brothers and sisters; and a great grandson: Sawyer Walker.

Her family will greet friends from 4 to 7 PM on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel. (67 N. Main St., Mt. Gilead). Services celebrating her life will be held there at 1 PM, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, with Pastor Andy Jesson officiating. Burial will follow in Iberia cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Morrow County Jr. and Sr. Fair.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Betty’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Joe, Jean, and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Betty was a super sweet lady. Always had a Smile 🙂 She will be missed by many. Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to all of you. You know where we are if you need anything.

  • Joe, Jean and family,
    There aren’t enough words to express how sorry I am about you losing your Mom Jean. She was quite the lady. I don’t think I ever expressed how much it meant to me to always be included in the family meals and the get togethers for all special occasions. My prayers and thoughts are with you!!!!

  • So sorry for your loss! It is so hard losing your Mother! I know! God bless and keep you all in His care during this difficult time.

  • Jean, Joe, and all your family,
    So sorry for your loss, your Mother will be able to rest and will always be watching over you. May God Bless all of you.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss Gerald & family. She was always so kind to us when we stopped for maple syrup.

  • To the Walker family. May God Bless you all in the days ahead. Betty is now at peace and with loved ones gone before. God is Great.

  • My condolences for the loss of your loved one. May you be flooded with fond memories of her and gain comfort from each other.(Proverbs 18:24)

    • Betty was a cousin to my husband Jim Dougherty. We all went to Hiliard High School together, so we have a lot of fond Memories. Our thoughts and Prayers are with all the Family. Love Jim & Marge Doughrty.

  • My thoughts of condolences and my prayers for God’s peace to comfort your hearts in this time of loss.

    Bob Hendershot

  • Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers be with you and your during your time of sorrow.

  • Praying that the Prince of Peace will surround your family with His embrace. Praying for all of you.

  • To Gerald and family…….you were blessed with a wonderful wife and mother , may the many memories during this difficult time give you comfort in the days ahead. Your in our thoughts and prayers as we too remember how special she was to her family and friends .

    Bob and Marilyn (Radel) Davis

  • To the Walker Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss in your family. May the sweet memories remind
    you of the good times.

  • I really got to know your parents at KROGERS. I was a cashier for a lot of years. They came through my line almost every week. They talked to each other just like my parents do. and they were so nice to me!! You<ve got so many memories!!! I HOPE EACH of you, help the other, GOD BLESS

  • To the family of Betty. I am so sorry for your loss. May you all be comforted by good memories and support of prayer from family and friends to our Lord

  • I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife and mother. May God keep you in his care. Blessings to all of you in the days ahead. Love you, Karen

  • My love and condolences go out to all of Betty’s friends and families. Praying her life reminds us of the importance of special love and friendship throughout our lives and the legacy it leaves with us. Thank God for Betty and all those who touch our lives in very special ways.

  • What a legacy Gerald & Betty have in their children and grandchildren. The love of family & farming combined with a work ethic that is learned by example. May the memories of times together comfort you. Carry on what she instilled in you!