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Obituary: Edith L. Brown Walker, Columbus

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Edith L. Brown Walker, 94, of Columbus, died at 2:05 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Silver Oaks Health Campus.

Edith was raised on a farm in Shelby County and as a young girl would drive a team of horses while her father hand-picked and shucked corn. She had been a salesperson at Brunning's clothing store and later worked as office manager at the AMOCO bulk plant. After retirement, she and her husband traveled extensively with their travel trailer and enjoyed camping.

She was a former member of East Columbus United Methodist Church, where she served as youth leader for 13 years, and was currently a member of Sandy Hook United Methodist Church and Bartholomew County Senior Center. She enjoyed square dancing and computer games.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street, with the Rev. Charles Aigner officiating. Her son, the Rev. Harold Walker, will give a eulogy. Calling will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service Thursday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or Our Hospice of South Central Indianan.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Born in Noble Township, Shelby County, Feb. 7, 1919, Edith was the daughter of Raymond A. and Rilda Irene Richardson Brown. She married Ray R. Walker Sept. 12, 1936, at Westport. He preceded her in death Sept. 27, 1998.

She is survived by sons, Rev. Harold (Beverly) Walker of Plainfield and Michael (Pat) Walker of Columbus; a daughter, Glenna Owen of Columbus; sisters, Imogene Welch, Columbus, and Betty (Dale) Anderson, Batesville; a brother, Robert “Bob” (Barbara) Brown, Columbus; grandchildren, Gwyn (Brent) Myrick of Mooresville, Dawn (Carl) Seyerle of Camby, Sarah (husband Adam Levine) Lowe of Massachusetts, Chris Walker of Wisconsin, Anita (Ernie) England of Westport, Heather (John) Logan of Columbus, and Denver (Andrea) Sparkman of Uniontown; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a son-in-law, Ron Owen.

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