Gaylen Marie Walker

December 09, 1929 ‒ January 06, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Gaylen Marie Walker passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 in her home. She was 86.

She was born December 9, 1929 to parents Harley & Dessie (Mulberg) Goodwin in Morrow County. Gaylen was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School.

On May 24, 1952, she married Thomas Walker.

Gaylen worked at Stevens Manufacturing. Throughout her life, she attended Perrysville Baptist Church as well as Caesarea Baptist Church.

In spare time, Gaylen took pleasure in gardening. Above all, she cherished her grandchildren and was always a loving grandmother.

She is survived by her daughter Sheryl & David Kuelling of Mansfield; grandsons Joshua & Alyssa Thomas-Kuelling of New York, Trenton Kuelling & his girlfriend Beth Oberting of Columbus, Justin Kuelling of Columbus; sisters Mary Kempton of Bellville and Lenora Hunter of Mount Vernon; brother William Goodwin of Sandusky; sister-in-law Betty Matulin of Akron; brother-in-law Jack Walker of Akron; friends Mary B. and Vicki Scott and numerous nieces nephews and extended family.

In addition to her husband Thomas Walker who proudly served in WWII, she was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Lottie Shaffer, Lola Gonzolas, Beulah Goodwin and Gertrude Goodwin.

The Walker family will receive friends Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service honoring Gaylen’s life will be held Friday, January 15, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.  Burial will follow in Ontario Community Cemetery.

Contributions in Gaylen’s memory may be made to assist the family with funeral expenses. Please make checks payable to Snyder Funeral Homes.

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  • Sherry I am so sorry for the loss of your mother ,she is now in heaven ,with our family whom have passed ,we will always keep her in our heart and prayers ,love from the Gonzales family.