Obituary of Pauline "Penny" Elizabeth Walker
Pauline “Penny” Elizabeth Walker (nee Yard), age 76, of Channahon, IL passed away on May 12, 2023. Pauline was born in Morris, IL on April 8, 1947 to parents George S. Yard and Pauline M. Yard (nee Baker).
Pauline married William Harvey Walker on October 14, 1967 and the two resided together in Channahon, IL until William’s passing on April 16, 1996 after 28 years of marriage. She loved to stay busy around her home during their life together. She approached her daily activities with an admirable level of energy and dedication to getting the job done well. Whether it be working in the yard, or another “Do-It-Yourself” home repair project, Penny had the ultimate faith in her abilities to accomplish whatever goal she set out to achieve. She loved to spend her free time with a fishing pole in her hand or visiting the local flea and farmers markets. She would often invite a family member or two to join her on her shopping trips around town or for a bite to eat in a local restaurant. She was a very social person and truly cherished her opportunities to share her time with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Harvey Walker; as well as her parents; and her brothers, Kenneth, Charles, James, Donald, George, and Gary Yard and her dear sister, Betty Jean Davis.
Pauline is survived by her brother, Milton (Doc) Yard of Morris; and her sisters, Barbara Shepherd of Morris, Anna May Daniels of West Frankfort, Mary Ellen Evans of Montrose, Janet Patrick of Braidwood and Marlyn McWhorter of Morris, IL.
A visitation for Pauline (Penny) Walker will be held on Tuesday May 16, 2023 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm with a chapel service to follow promptly at 12:00 pm at the Fred C Dames Funeral Home at 3200 Black Rd. (at Essington) Joliet, IL before Pauline is then laid to rest at Woodlawn Memorial Park immediately following services.
In lieu of flowers memorials in her name can be made to the American Heart Association.
For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com