November 13, 1926 - November 26, 2019
Beatrice Iveline “Bea” Walker, age 93, of rural Marion, IL was called home by her Lord and Savior at 2:46 a.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at her home. She was born on Saturday, November 13, 1926, in Marion, IL, the daughter of John Arvel and Lola (Milam) Graves. Bea attended school in Johnston City, IL, and was a graduate of Johnston City High School. She was united in marriage to Val Gene Walker on Monday, February 14, 1955, and together they shared over 47 years of marriage until his death on Thursday, November 14, 2002. Bea was a member of Walnut Hill Freewill Baptist Church, located south of Crab Orchard, IL. She enjoyed her “Girl Trips” and Christmas shopping with her daughters, watching the Game Show Network, doing word search puzzles and watching her soap operas. She loved all of her family and was always interested in their many activities and called herself a “Farmer’s Wife.” She was a stay at home mom managing her home and seeing to the needs of her family. The many memories that have been created will be cherished by those she leaves behind. Bea is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Darla Jean (Walker) Barwick and husband Ed of Marion, and Beverly Kay (Walker) Baker and husband Gary of Marion; three grandchildren, Valerie (Barwick) Hudgens and husband, Bill of Marion, Jason Edward Barwick of Benton, IL, and Dustin Lee Baker of Marion; four great grandchildren, Emily Grace Hudgens, Eden Rilee Anderson, Cade Allen Anderson and Adalynn Grace Barwick, other extended family and many friends whom she cherished dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son; Larry Gene Smothers; daughter, Karen Jo Walker; four brothers, Kenneth, Harmon, Leonard and Junior. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, 900 N. Court St., Marion. The visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 30th, at the funeral home. The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2019, with Pastor Keith Owens and Reverend David Nelson presiding. Interment will follow next to her husband in Ferrell Church Cemetery located south of Crab Orchard. For additional information call the funeral home at 618-993-2131.
Beatrice Iveline “Bea” Walker, age 93, of rural Marion, IL was called home by her Lord and Savior at 2:46 a.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at her home. She was born on Saturday, November 13, 1926, in Marion, IL, the daughter of... View Obituary & Service Information
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