Karleen Walker, 82, Windfall, passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Tipton, after an extended illness. She was born Aug. 18, 1931, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, the daughter of John and Juel (Todd) Pugh.
She worked at her family’s lumber business as a young person and was a proud 1949 graduate of Windfall High School. Karleen later graduated from the Elkhart Business School in 1950 before marrying Richard D. Walker on Feb. 14, 1951. She worked at the Tipton County Welfare Office and was then the treasurer for Tri-Central Community Schools. Karleen was a devoted and active member of the Windfall Christian Church and was a past matron of Windfall Order of the Eastern Star.
She was blessed by many friends who were also her caregivers.
Karleen is survived by a granddaughter, Kayla Walker, Texas; two cousins, Jim Carter, Carmel, and Betty Wright, Florida; and special friends, Murlea Anderson, Greentown, and Jeffrey Griffin, Windfall.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 54 years, Richard D. Walker, who died Feb. 17, 2005; and two sons, John Ray Walker, who died April 25, 2012, and an infant son, who died at birth.
Funeral services will be at noon Monday at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home, Elwood, with the Rev. Carl Roudebush of Windfall Christian Church officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be from 10 a.m. to noon prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, Windfall.
In lieu of flowers, Karleen requested that donations be made to Windfall Christian Church, P.O. Box 126, Windfall, IN 46076 or through the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.copherfeslermay.com.