Lois Walker © Enid News and Eagle 12-12-2014 Submitted by: Glenn
Funeral service for Lois Walker will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Cherokee Friends Church, with Pastorís Joe Woods and Mary Irby officiating. Interment will follow at Cherokee Cemetery under the direction of Wentworth Mortuary LLC of Carmen, Okla.
Lois Walker, daughter of the late Murray and Edna (Wade) Schanbacher, was born July 15, 1927, on the family farm northeast of Carmen and met the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Enid, Okla., at the age of 87 years, 4 months and 25 days.
Lois graduated from high school in Lambert. She grew up in Prairie Valley Methodist Church, where she was a member.
In 1948, Lois was united in marriage to Wayne Ralph Walker at Prairie Valley Methodist Church.
They have made their home on their farm south of Cherokee, on Cozy Curve, for the past 64 years.
Her family and friends were her life. She enjoyed supporting them in their school, sports, church activities and community events.
She also was a long-time member of the Home Extension Club, Farmerettes. Lois enjoyed cooking, quilting and china painting.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne; two sons, Dr. Dennis L. Walker and Charles Walker; three daughters, infant twin girls and Nancy Allen; four brothers, Delbert Schanbacher, Duane Schanbacher, Lyle Schanbacher and Bobby Schanbacher; and one sister, Hazel Means.
Lois is survived by a daughter, Deanna Wheeler and husband Elroy of Wichita, Kan.; five grandchildren, Josh Allen and wife Jessica of Byron, Wes Allen and wife Meagan of Lakeland, Fla., Justin Wheeler and wife Erica of Wichita, Jared Allen of Cherokee, and Kelsey Walker of Broken Arrow; four great-grandchildren, Paden and Weston Allen of Byron, Aldrik Wheeler of Wichita, and Raylee Allen of Lakeland, Fla.; one brother, Eugene Schanbacher and wife Priscilla of Murray, Ky.; sister-in-law, Verna Ruth Schanbacher of Cherokee; daughter-in-law, Kaye White Walker of Broken Arrow, Okla.; other relatives and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Prairie Valley Methodist Church.
Remembrances may be shared with the family at www.mar shallfuneralhomes.com.
(Submitted by family)
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