Mary Elizabeth Blake-Walker was born in Piketon, Ohio on February 6, 1923; passed away peacefully on Friday, June 21, 2019. The only daughter of Martha (Tolliver) and George Blake, Mary was raised with her three brothers: George, Harold, and Henry. Mary Elizabeth was named after her maternal grandmother, Mary Elizabeth (Tolliver) Blake. Shortly after graduating from Piketon High School, Mary’s family moved to a home on Proprietors Road, Worthington, Ohio where they resided for many years. Mary was the loving and devoted wife to F. W. “Bud” Walker. They were united in marriage on Saturday, August 26, 1950. Mary was the caring mother of two sons; Aaron and Marvin Walker. Mary is preceded in death by her three brothers George (Florence) Blake, formerly of Worthington, Ohio, Harold (Della) Blake, Delaware, Ohio and Henry Blake, Columbus, Ohio. Mary has had a wonderful and supportive family during her life filled with nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mary has always exhibited a willingness to help others and has always been a very dedicated church worker, in the service of God. She was a long-term member of the Women’s Missionary Society, having held several offices over the years. She also was a member of the Lay Organization; the Team Leaders Committee; the Greeting Committee; participated in the Scholarship Committee; long term worker on the Women’s and Men’s Day Fish Fry; served on the Usher Board for many years, and perhaps most known to the St. John family as the incredibly tireless worker in the numerous housekeeping jobs with the Church. The family of Mary Walker would like to offer special appreciation and thanks to Mary’s great niece (cousin) Barbara Saxon who has been a tremendous help and comfort for the last year. Your tender care, watchful eyes, strength and prayers permitted Mary to remain in her home with her loving husband, until the very end. Words cannot express how grateful the family is for all the sacrifices that you have made on our family’s behalf. In addition, the family would like to thank all the dear friends that have extended holiday invitations, prepared food, cleaned, ironed, shoveled snow, sent cards or called, the list goes on and all for the many acts of kindness that is so greatly appreciated. In everything we have or have received, we give thanks to our God for getting us through and sustaining us. The Walker Family has truly experienced your tender Mercy.
Mary Elizabeth Walker (née Blake), 1923-2019
her remains can be found at Walnut Grove Cemetery in lot 35 - section F - space #1 West (view map) .
Arrangements were made by Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home. The burial took place on Friday, June 28, 2019.
Contact Walnut Grove and Flint Cemeteries for more information.