Rev. Marjorie's Story
Rev. Marjorie G. Walker, 99, of Lewisburg, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at RiverWoods, Lewisburg.
She was born June 21, 1918, in Altoona, a daughter of the late William and Stella (Reid) Batts. In 1937, she married the Rev. Kenneth A. Burket and they celebrated 38 years of marriage before his death in 1975. On June 22, 1985, Marjorie married the Rev. Charles Walker and they celebrated 14 years of marriage until his death Dec. 8, 1999.
Marjorie was a 1936 graduate of Punxsutawney High School. In 1981, she finished her course of study at Wesley Seminary and received her Deacons Orders.
Marjorie and her husband, Kenneth, served at churches in Birmingham, Fort Loudon, Newton Hamilton, Three Springs, Salona-Lamar, Glen Campbell, Duboistown, Blossburg and Osceola Mills. Following Kenneth's death, she continued to serve at Osceola Mills, Woodland Charge of the United Methodist Church, Elkland Charge of the United Methodist Church and as pastor of visitation at the First United Methodist Church, Hanover until 1990.
She was a member of Beaver Memorial United Methodist Church, Lewisburg. Marjorie was also member of the Lewisburg Chapter 394 Order of the Eastern Star and the Mount Union Chapter 280 Order of the Easter Star, where she was a past Esther and Chaplain. She previously served on the United Methodist Woman's Society of Christian Service on the district, conference and jurisdictional levels and served on the Sessions Committee of the Annual Conference. Marjorie also served on the Board of Directors of the Conference Credit Union and as a tour host in Switzerland, Austria and Italy, where she attended the Oberammergau Passion Play.
Marjorie traveled extensively throughout the United States as chaperone of the Lycoming College Band for six years on their concert tours. Later in life, she served as a volunteer in visitation at RiverWoods and was on the Board of Directors for the Slifer House, where she was also a guide.
Marjorie enjoyed crocheting, embroidering and reading.
Surviving are one son, Kenneth Burket, of Horseheads, N.Y.; two daughters, Deanna Moore, of Huntingdon and Constance Diller, of Punta Gorda, Fla.; one brother-in-law, Donald Burket, of Altoona; three sisters-in-law, Shirley Stauffer and Beverly Neil, both of Altoona, and Wilma Swab, of Cumberland, Md.; four grandchildren, William Painter, Andrew and Adam Diller and Kelly Brosnahan; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by one daughter-in-law, Sharon Burket; and one grandson, Kevin Burket.
A memorial service is being planned for the fall and will be announced at a later date.
The family suggests memorial contributions in Marjorie's memory be made to the Beaver Memorial United Methodist Church, 42 S. Third St., Lewisburg, PA 17837, or to Albright Care Services Benevolent Fund, 90 Maplewood Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.
The family is being assisted by the Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com
Published on August 8, 2017