Lois I. Walker
February 7, 1922 – July 7, 2019
Lois I. Walker, 97, of Hudson, Ohio and formerly of Tallahassee, Florida, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2019 at Hudson Grande Senior Living, Hudson, Ohio.
Born on February 7, 1922, Lois was the daughter of J. M. and Otie Freeman Inklebarger of Knoxville, Tennessee. She lived in Florida for 70 years before moving to Ohio in December, 2018. Lois was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 70 years, Charles Hart Walker; her son, Edwin Charles Walker; and her brother, J. T. Inklebarger. Lois is survived by her daughters Ann Edwards (Roger), Stow, Ohio and Carolyn Moss (Bob), Eugene, Oregon; sister, Reba Haynes, Knoxville, Tennessee, daughter-in-law, Cindy Van Dyk, Coupeville, Washington; grandchildren Laura Arledge, Dennis Linsley, Krista Barnett, Kenneth Linsley, Trina Rainey, Carrie and Andy Walker; great grandchildren Christian Arlet, Patrick and Alison Linsley, Rumi Barnett, Walker, Tate and Madelyn Linsley, Jack and Tula Rainey.
Lois was a graduate of Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City, Tennessee. She was a gifted musician and served many years as a distinguished organist in Baptist churches in Tallahassee and Miami Shores, Florida. She taught Kindergarten and first grade in Dade County public schools. Lois was a member of First Baptist Church, Tallahassee. She was active in missionary organizations in the local church, and on the state level, she served as President of the Florida Women’s Missionary Union from 1990-1995.
Lois was an optimist with a positive, radiant and outgoing personality. She was a friend to, and loved by, many, and was generous with her talents. She loved her family, and, with Charles, traveled often to visit family members out-of-state. Her legacy as a musician lives on in her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as each has found a means of expressing themselves through music and sharing it with others. Lois enjoyed needlework and rooting for the FSU Seminoles football team. She took care of her husband Charlie throughout their marriage and was the beneficiary of his great devotion to her. Special thanks goes to the caring and compassionate staff of Hudson Grande Memory Care Unit. They provided Lois with a safe, yet stimulating environment and a peaceful and loving atmosphere in which to live her final days. Groovy Garfoose Music Therapy provided Lois with an outlet to continue expressing herself musically by playing the keyboard and interacting with music in group and individual settings. Harbor Light Hospice assisted in bringing comfort to Lois.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in the chapel of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1361 W. Market St., Akron, Ohio 44313 (chapel entrance faces Kenilworth Dr.), with Deacon Polly Glanville officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. At a later date, a memorial service will also be held in Tallahassee. The final resting place for Lois and Charles will be in Knoxville, Tennessee at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hudson Grande, 5400 Darrow Rd., Hudson, Ohio 44236. Please specify: “ Lois Walker Memorial”. The funds will be used for Memory Care Unit Activities.
Lois Walker Memorial 5400 Darrow Rd. , Hudson, Ohio 44236
- Memorial Service Tuesday, July 16, 2019
- Visitation Tuesday, July 16, 2019