Eleanor E. Walker

September 28, 1920 ‒ February 11, 2011

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE ~ Eleanor Walker extolled the LORD at all times;

his praise was continually on her lips. She honored Psalm 34:1 not only with her words, but also with the meditations of her heart and the “servanthood” of her actions.

Always faithful to the Lord Jesus Christ, Mrs. Walker passed away Friday morning February 11, 2011 in Worthington Christian Village, her home since 2005. She was 90.

Born Eleanor Esther Lofquist on September 28, 1920 in Mansfield to Dr. Elmer E. and Dr. Linnie (Willson) Lofquist, she was a 1938 graduate for Butler High School.

On July 29, 1939 she married Jay Walker and they made their home in Bellville from 1939 to 2005.

Eleanor had worked 17 years as a cafeteria cashier with Clear Fork Local Schools, retiring in 1980.

She was a dedicated member of NewLife Church of Christ in Bellville, where she served many years as a Sunday school teacher and as church treasurer. She was also a member of Jefferson Township-Bellville Historical Society.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Randal & Diane Walker; daughters and sons-in-law Janet & Howard Foster and Joan & Allan Powell; seven grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; her sister Dorthea Lofquist; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Judy Forbes; a grandson Michael Forbes; and sister Eldora McCaskey.

The Walker family will receive friends Monday, February 14, 2011 from 11am to 12 noon in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where her funeral service will immediately follow at 12pm. Pastor Ben Heskett will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the tremendous staff of Worthington Christian Village for all the love and wonderful care they provided to both Eleanor and Jay. A special thanks also to the very caring “angels” of HomeReach Hospice for all of their special care and support.

In lieu of flowers the family prefer memorial contributions to Worthington Christian Village, 165 Highbanks Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43235 and may be made at the funeral home.