Freddie Mae Walker


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Posted Online: Feb. 12, 2013, 5:04 pm
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Freddie Mae Walker, 74, of Moline, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
Memorial services will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3801 Hillandale, Davenport. Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and burial of cremains will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to her family for a fund to be established.
She was born on May 11, 1938, in Hohenwald, Tenn., the daughter of J. Willard and Mary Christine (Rogers) Garrett. Freddie Mae (Garrett) LaBalle married Donald A. Walker on May 29, 1991, in Ringgold, Ga.
She began working for Clean Towel Service and then went on to work as a supervisor for John Deere Harvester in East Moline. Also, Freddie owned her own business as a reflexologist. She later worked as a matron for the county jail in Alabama. She was a member of Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall in Moline and often participated in Civil War reenactments. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, cross stitching and painting.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Walker, Moline; children, Debbie Hansen, Davenport, Karen (Jeff) Bein, Davenport, Kathy (Larry) Porter, Bettendorf, Randy (Jeanie) Crowe, Port Byron, Michael Kave, Colorado; stepson, Grady Kave, Port Byron; three stepdaughters, Peggy Gill, California, Sheri Jackson, California, Connie Wallace, Reno, Nev.; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; sisters, Judy (James) Hatfield, East Moline, Brenda Garrett, Moline.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.
The family would like to say a special "Thank you" to the staff of Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House and St. Francis of Peoria.
Online condolences may be left for her family by visiting our website at www.esterdahl.com.












 



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