03-18 walker jean_OBITJean L. Walker, 60, of Bluffton passed away Thursday morning, March 16, 2017, at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton.

Jean was born Feb. 10, 1957, in Bluffton, Indiana to Jody M. and Kathryn I. White Walker. She graduated from Southern Wells High School in 1975 and worked at the Keebler Company in Bluffton for 20 years. She has worked at Harris Materials in Berne in the office for the last 13 years.

She is survived by her mother, Kathryn I. Walker of Bluffton; a son, Tyler Michael Sumwalt of Fort Wayne; four sisters, Judy (Bob) Winningham of Texas, Joyce Burke of Spring Hill, Tenn., Janet Fraughier and Jill Schmoyer, both of Sarasota, Fla.; and a very supportive close friend, Carol Ann Powell of Bluffton.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jody Walker.

A service to celebrate Jean’s life will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home. Life Celebrant Jeff Lemler will officiate. Friends are encouraged to visit with the family from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Burial will take place at Six Mile Cemetery in Bluffton.

Memorials may be made to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana or Friends Who Care Cancer Relief.

Online condolences at: www.thomarich.com

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