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Barbara A. Walker

Barbara A. Walker, 71, Woodstock, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford.

She was born Dec. 26, 1941, in Chicago to Anthony and Beatrice (Sobie) Zane.  

On Aug. 21, 1965, she married David Walker in Mt. Prospect.

She was a devout Catholic and member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Woodstock.  

She loved flowers of all kinds. Her favorite hobby was working side-by-side with her husband making beautiful flower gardens. She also looked forward to the annual family vacation to Minnesota. It was a place of many happy memories. Her life was centered around her family, especially her grandchildren, who were the light of her life.  She was a loving wife and a devoted mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Heather (Toby Rinaldo) Merryman; four grandchildren, Brooke, Christine, Ashley and Luke Merryman; a stepgrandson, Nathan Rinaldo; brothers- and sisters in-law, Judy (Rick) Meldahl, Patricia (Craig) Davis and Richard Walker; and nieces and nephews, Katie, Holly and Garrett Davis and Missy (Brett) Meyer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Tony Walker; and a sister, Joan Dill.

Visitation and a funeral Mass were July 12 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Woodstock. 

Interment was at Calvary Cemetery, Woodstock.

Memorials can be made to the family for designation at a later date.

Arrangements were made by Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home.

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