Della Ruth Walker, 85, of Carthage, passed away at 6:00 AM Friday morning, June 24, 2022, at The Elms in Macomb.
Della was born February 21, 1937, the daughter of William Girden and Gladys Brumbaugh Patrick in Clark County, Missouri and then was a life-long resident of Carthage. She was united in marriage to Lyle Walker and they later divorced. Della loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved flower gardening and could always be found keeping active by working in it. She had three beloved dogs, Shiner, Brownie, Patches and Bandit.
Della is survived by her children, Melvin Walker of Lomax, Jim (Vickie) Walker of Norway, Iowa, Danny (Tressa) Walker of Carthage, Joe (Carol) Walker of Carthage, Sam Walker of Long Boat Key, FL , Connie Walker of Bradenton, FL and Roberta Smith of Quincy; thirteen grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; a brother, Jack Patrick of Littleton; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Barbara Sue in infancy; and siblings, Gene, Junior, Robland, Kenny and Waldo Patrick and Mary Frances Londrie; two sisters-in-law; two granddaughters; and her lifetime companion, Bernard Lafferty, in 2014.
Funeral services will be held at Printy Funeral Home in Carthage on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 11:00 AM with burial to follow in Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until time of services at 11:00 at Printy Funeral Home in Carthage. Memorials may be directed to the family of Della Ruth Walker. Printy Funeral Home of Carthage is in charge of the arrangements.