Mary Jane Walker

March 26, 1920 ‒ July 20, 2011

Sunbury, Ohio

Mary Jane Walker, age 91 of Sunbury, died Wednesday evening July 20, 2011 peacefully at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born on March 26, 1920 in Zanesville to the late Dr. Elmer C. and Mozelle E. (James) Johnson. She has lived in the Galena/Sunbury area most of her life. She helped her husband run the Walker Grocery in Galena until 1962 and was retired from Otterbein and Harding Hospital as banquet supervisor. Member of the Galena United Methodist Church, Rebekah Lodge #887 and G&T Club in Galena..

Mary Jane was an excellent cook and will be remembered for her cinnamon rolls and her Sunday fried chicken dinners.

Survived by daughters: Wanda Mantor of Sunbury, Gwendolyn (Marvin) Bailey of Delaware; sons: Donald (Sylvia) Walker of Columbus, R. Dale Walker of Sunbury. 13 grandchildren,28 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild; sister: Betty Wurm of Galena.

Preceded in death by husband R. Gordon on December 30, 2000; 1 grandchild, 2 great grandchildren; brothers: Paul and John Johnson; sisters: Margaret Ferguson and Louise Johnson; son-in-law: Melvin Mantor.

Friends may call Friday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home. SR 3 1t 61, Sunbury from 6-8 p.m. where services will be held Saturday 10 a.m. with Rev. Sue Antolik officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions can be made to; Mount Carmel Hospice, 6150 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213.

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