Ruth A. (Wade) Walker
Walker Ruth A. (Wade) Walker, age 89, of Gahanna, OH, passed away Friday, January 6, 2017. She was born in Lancaster, PA on July 29, 1927 to Edwin and Clara (Zercher) Wade. She married William J. Walker on October 18, 1947 and lived on domestic and foreign naval bases until William's retirement from the Navy in 1965. They moved to Bryan, Ohio where Ruth worked at the First National Bank of Ohio for 20 years; she retired from the bank in 1984. Next they moved to Gahanna, OH in 2003 and during that time spent many of their winters in Sebring, FL. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, William, her parents, and ten of her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children, Joan (Chuck) Wisler, William J. Walker, Jr. (Angela), James (Karen) Walker and Stan (Leslie) Walker; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Terry (Marlene) Walker and Tom (Vickie) Walker; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held at SCHOEDNIGER NORTHEAST CHAPEL in Gahanna, OH with inurnment to follow at Blendon Central Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be mailed to: RESCUEDohio, P.O. Box 382, New Albany, OH 43054 or The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, 711 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH 43205. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share memories or extend condolences.
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