Thelma “Ann” Walker
September 22, 1939 - February 10, 2012
Thelma “Ann” Walker, 72, of N. Eagle St., Fayette, died unexpectedly Friday evening, February 10, 2012, at Akron General Hospital in Akron, Ohio. She was born September 22, 1939, in Waldron, MI to the late Howard and Eugenia (Lester) Phillips. She married Orland “Bud” Walker on May 11, 1990, and he preceded her in death on August 3, 2004.
Ann grew up in Waldron and graduated from Waldron High School in 1957. She was formerly employed at Fayette Tubular Products and also served as a bartender at Harry’s Tavern in Fayette for several years. She is remembered for her love of socializing with people, be it during a game of cards or her beloved bingo. She also enjoyed crafting and spending her winters in Florida. Ann was a member of the American Legion as well the Fraternal Eagles #1297 in Morenci.
Surviving Ann are her daughter, Barbara Grant (and fiancée Kent Lester); two brothers, Charles “Sonny” (Barb) Phillips of Fayette, and Richard (Patricia) Phillips of Delta, OH; a sister, Deb (Melvin) Schaedler of Waldron, MI; grandchildren, Natasha (Jeremy) Roberson of Lansing, MI, Andrew Beaverson (and fiancée Jenna Figy), Ryan Sanford (and fiancée Jerrica Jacoby), Chad Sanford (and Lori Jaramillo), and Hillary Cox (and fiancée Mitchell Molina) all of Fayette; six great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Maurice Clark of Morenci, MI, and Sonny New of Fayette; and a sister-in-law, Sharon Phillips of Waldron.
In addition to her parents and husband, “Bud”, she was preceded in death by a son, Mike Beaverson; a brother, Robert Phillips; and three sisters, Leora Clark, Jean Beaverson, and Eleanore “Tic” New.
A funeral service for Ann Walker will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette with Donald Crain officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. The family will receive friends for visitation on Monday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorial donations in honor of Ann to the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, or a charity of the donor’s choice.