Mary Lou (Klingel) Walker

September 18, 1929 ‒ October 16, 2013

Marion, Ohio

Mary Lou (Klingel) Walker, age 84, of Marion, Ohio went to be with the Lord October 16, 2013 at Marion General Hospital. She was born September 18, 1929 to the late Edward H. and Grace E. (Hensel) Klingel and was the youngest of twelve children. On March 8, 1947 she married the love of her life, Charles W. (Bill) Walker in Greenup, Kentucky and spent 58 years together until his passing in 2005.

Mary Lou retired after many years of employment at Cable Fullfillment where she enjoyed her job and many friends. She was a beautiful woman who loved her family and had the most contagious laugh. She touched the hearts of everyone she met.

Mary Lou is survived by her children Diane E. (Don) Walker-Butler of Meeker, Karen A. Walker-Sparks of Lancaster, Susan K. Walker of Marion, Rose (Larry) Ridgway of Hicksville, Kevin Walker of Marion, daughter in law Joan (Chard) Walker of Morral, 12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, her son Charles E. Walker, one grandson, and three great grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors with Pastor Dale Baker officiating. Burial will follow in St Mary’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

  • Teri, So sorry to here of Mary Lou’s passing. Such a beautiful woman and wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

  • Sorry to hear of Mary Lou’s passing. I worked with her at FCA a beautiful women inside and out. Thought’s and prayer’s with all.

  • Im so sorry to hear of Mary Lou passing.I worked with her for many years.May God be with you all at this time.Im sure she arrived in Heaven with her laugh. RIP Mary Lou you will be missed by many.

  • Was so saddened to hear of Mary Lou’s passing. I worked with her at Fca for many years. She was so much fun , loved her laugh. My thoughts and prayers to her family.

  • Karen – so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Take care – our thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Rose & Family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you all during this time of sorrow.

  • Saddend to hear of the loss of a great, funny lady was a great pleasure too have met and work with her at FCA many great memories

  • Please accept my deepest sympathy on the death of your mother. I remember her being a very sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

  • My prayers go with your family and may their sorrow turn to joy as they realize that you are with your Lord and Savior in paradise as He promised!

  • Loved your mother. She was so much fun to work with at FCA and wouldn’t hesitate to tell you how she felt. Always joking around and her smile would light up a room. Such a classy woman and her hair always looked amazing…I’ll never forget her. May God hold you in the palm of his hand at this difficult time.