Kenneth R. Walker, 91, of McPherson, passed away Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at The Cedars in McPherson. He was a retired farmer and cattleman.


Kenneth R. Walker, 91, of McPherson, passed away Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at The Cedars in McPherson. He was a retired farmer and cattleman.
He was born on a farm near McPherson on June 3, 1920, the son of Henry A. and Mildred L. (Russell) Walker. He was a graduate of McPherson High School and attended McPherson College.
Mr. Walker was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and served during World War II.
On Sept. 23, 1946, he married Theresa Twila Schulz. She preceded him in death on Nov. 4, 1953.
Kenneth was a member of the First Christian Church and American Legion Post No. 24. He had a Master Gardener certification and enjoyed growing gladiolas and asparagus.
Survivors include: a son, Dennis Walker and wife, Cheryn, of McPherson; two grandsons, Jasen Walker and wife, Jennifer, of Topeka and Tyler Walker and wife, Tami, of McPherson; two great-grandsons, Kade and Kyle Walker; a sister, Carolyn Walker of McPherson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife; an infant daughter, Sandra; two brothers, James and Winston; and two sisters, Eloise Thomas and Adelaide McBride.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Stockham Family Funeral Home, with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church. Burial, with military honors, will be in McPherson Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given to First Christian Church or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home.
Personal condolences may be sent to the family via www.stockhamfamily.com