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Mary E. Fenton Walker


Mary E. Fenton Walker, 94, formally of Bringhurst, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, August 29, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Indianapolis.  Mary was born to the late Carl E. and Eleanora McQuarter Fenton on January 26, 1922 in Nashville, TN.   She spent most of her life in Carroll County.

She married Marion A. “MA” Walker on June 16, 1940 in Kentucky and he preceded her on October 29, 1990.

Mary worked in Flora at Essex Wire.  Most of her life was devoted to raising her kids and being part of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s live’s. Her children new her as a loving and tender mother, with the strength of a gentle giant.  She was a member of the Elmwood Church of Christ in Lafayette.

Mary is survived by one son:  William Walker (Peg) of Rochester.  Four daughters:  Carolyn Rigdon (Mickey) of Lafayette, Marilyn Walters (Kevin) of Lafayette, Mary Tabler of Logansport and Lisa Johnson (Ron) of Indianapolis.  Fifteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren.  She is preceded by her parents, husband, one son: James Walker.  Two brothers: Carl and James.  Two sisters:  Annie and Elizabeth.

Mary’s family invites friends to call one hour prior to her celebration of life service at 11:00 AM Thursday at Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel, 204 S. Center St., Flora, IN 46929.  Her son-in-law Ron Johnson will be officiating.  Burial to follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery.  Memorials may be given in Mary’s honor to Great Lakes Hospice.  Envelopes will be available at funeral home.


Condolences for the family 05

  • Amanda Gephart

    August 30, 2016 8:21 pm ·

    My condolences to all of you, may you seek solace in the knowledge that she has gone to her reward. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you Mike, Stacee, Brooklyn, Brittani, and Braxton. Sincerely, Amanda

  • Andy & Karen Jackson

    August 31, 2016 7:51 am ·

    It was such a pleasure to be able to visit with Aunt Mary one last time. She was such an amazing lady. I’m am just flooded with fond memories of being with her and all the cousins. We are all so blessed to have been raised by these two sisters who were true southern bells. It is with great sorrow that I will not be able to be with you and her to celebrate her life but our thoughts and love will be with you. Love to all Little Andy and Karen.

  • Susan Allbaugh

    August 31, 2016 11:05 am ·

    Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Mary was a wonderful person and neighbor when I was growing up. Hugs and prayers to you all.

  • Janice Saylor

    September 1, 2016 10:01 am ·

    I am so sorry for your loss, Kaitlyn–I know you were so close to your grandmother. I am thinking of you and your family and sending prayers to help you through this difficult time.

  • Bob and Theresa Fischer

    September 2, 2016 9:25 am ·

    Walker and Peg, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You are both wonderful and we think of you often. Next time you make it to Lafayette, we would love to see you. Call if there’s ever anything we can do for you.


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