Joyce M. Walker

Joyce M. Walker, 83, of Andrews, IN, died Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 7:15 a.m. at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Walker was a professional seamstress and worked at The Bobbin and was manager of Ashton’s Apparel & Bridal, retiring in 1996.  She was a member of St. Paul’s County Line Church, Andrews; Greyhound Companions of Indiana, Twin Bridge square dance club and past president of Andrews Lions Club.
She was born Aug. 5, 1934, in Cleveland, OH, to Vinton R. and Agnes C. Lyons Springer.  She married her first husband, Alfred Gerz, on Sept. 4, 1954, in Cleveland. OH. She married her second husband, Lewis W. “Bud” Walker, on April 23, 1977, in Huntington, and he survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Susan C (Robert) Worsham and Kimberly (Dave) Shively, both of Huntington, and Lori A. Sunday, of Andrews; two sons, Karl J. (Debra) Gerz, of Ossian, and Stephen (Cantrenia) Walker, of Ligonier; a sister, Joan Lipusz, of Sarasota, FL; 13 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Calling is Monday, June 11, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Tuesday, June 12, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. preceding the 11 a.m. funeral service at Deal-Rice Funeral Home-Huntington Chapel, 338 E. Washington St. Rev. Conrad Thompson, of St. Paul’s County Line Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory.

Memorials are to New Beginnings Ministries, St. Paul’s County Line Church or Andrews Lions Club, in care of Deal-Rice Funeral Home.
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