Thelma Louise Powers Walker, passed away at her home in Arcadia, Mo., Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at the age of 80 years and 14 days.
She was born Jan. 1, 1931, in Black, Mo., to the late Homer Powers and the late Allie Robinett Powers.
On December 18, 1948, she was united in marriage to George E. Walker, Jr. Three children were born to Jr. and Thelma.
Left to mourn her passing are devoted husband of 62 years, George E. Walker, Jr., of Arcadia; her daughter, Sandy Emerson and husband, Brad, of Kennett; and son, David Walker and wife, Terri, of Ironton, Mo. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Jamie and Lori, Jody and Pam, and Chad and Laura Laramore, Kerry, Brett and Erica Emerson, and Kassie, Blake and Brock Walker, and five great-grandchildren, Katie, Luke, Grace, Garrett and Lexie Laramore. Thelma leaves behind three brothers, Gene Powers, of Farmington, Noel Powers, of Lesterville, and Donald Powers, of St. Louis; four sisters, Lucille Meatheany, of Lesterville, Helen Akins, of Harrisburg, Doris Martin, of Wentzville, and Marty Penny, of Moberly; many nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Preceding Thelma in death were one son, Ronnie Edward Walker; one sister, Ruby Gregory; two brothers, Leon and Ray Powers, and a son-in-law, Larry Laramore.
Thelma worked many years as a restaurant owner/operator and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ironton. She was an excellent mother and homemaker. She enjoyed visiting with friends, attending her grandchildren's basketball games, reading, studying her Bible, and singing hymns. Thelma was a strong woman in all areas of her life, especially her spiritual life.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the First Baptist Church of Ironton, conducted by Bro. Gene Lancaster and Pastor Chris Whorton.
Burial was in the Walker Branch Cemetery near Lesterville.
Memorials may be made to the Walker Branch Cemetery Fund, Gideon's International, or the First Baptist Church of Ironton.
Arrangements were under the direction of White Funeral Home in Ironton.