Jeanette Walker, 1934 – 2018

A Service of Remembrance was held Jan. 15 at First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson for Jeanette DeAnn Walker, 83, of Lake City, formerly of Jefferson.

Words of comfort were offered by her son Aaron Walker and the Rev Gordon Moen pastor of the church. Readers were Dani Paup and Cliff Said. Organist was Donna Carhill.

Interment was at the Dawson Township Cemetery west of Paton.

The family was assisted by Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home of Jefferson.
Jeanette Deann Walker, 83, went to be with her dear Lord on January 12, 2018, after a battle with dementia.

She was born July 22, 1934,  in Greene County to Howard and Vera Conant and grew up south of Jefferson, the oldest of three siblings. After her graduation from Jefferson High School in 1951, she married Allen Henning, and in 1964 she married Dale Walker.

She worked as an administrative assistant at the Greene County courthouse and the Richardson Law Firm in earlier years, and later at the Greene County Farm Bureau Office until she retired. She enjoyed meeting and serving so many great people in Greene County.

Jeanette was a very faithful and active church member in several churches over the years, the latest being the First Presbyterian Church. She has been a pianist, Sunday school teacher, and deacon among many other volunteer roles in church. She also volunteered with the Greene County Medical Center, Meals on Wheels, and Master Gardeners.

She loved gardening, sewing, cooking, baking and walking. A major part of her life was spent in helping others. Anyone who met her knew that she would do anything to help. Her faith was extremely important to her and she passed it on to her family and shared it with all. She was an incredible mom, grandma and great-grandma to all her family. She would light up the room with her bright smile, great love, enthusiasm, and joy! The value she placed on all her family will never be forgotten.

She is survived by her children Aaron (Melissa) Walker of Cedar, Rod Walker of Boone, Gary (Linda) Walker of California, Lesa (Hershel) Gay of Sparks, NV, Rhonda (Jon) Clark of Rockwell City, Connie (Brian) Gueswel of Fort Collins, CO, and Jodi (Chad) Paup of Creston; brothers Roger Conant of Jefferson and Jerry Conant of Panora; 21 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; other relatives; and friends.

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