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Carol "Jean" Walker

June 18, 1925 — August 29, 2023

Carol "Jean" Walker, 98, of Palm Bay, FL, formerly of Memphis, MO, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2023.  The daughter of Merritt A. and Hettie M. (Reed) Ferris, she was born June 18, 1925, in Scotland County, MO.

On Nov. 16, 1945, she married Clifford Brumback and to this union 5 children were born: Donald, Reta, Beverley, Margaret, and Billy. Later she married Joe Tom Walker on May 17, 1963, and they had 51 years together until Joe passed away in 2014.

She worked several jobs over the years including Keith’s Café, Dodge and Smith IGA Food Center, J. C. Penney’s, Coast to Coast, Cook’s Men Store and her favorite enjoyment was her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was a 50 yr. member of the V.F.W. Post #4958 Ladies Auxiliary, Red Hats member, and attended both the Presbyterian and the First Baptist Church in Memphis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Joe Tom Walker, brothers: Donald L. Ferris, Wendell Ferris, William David (Bill) Ferris, and James Ferris, sisters, Eunice Ferris Carroll and Beverly Ann Ferris.  son: William David (Bill) Brumback, grandson, William David Curry, brother-in-laws, Keith Carrol, Mike Walker, Kenneth Walker  and Bill Walker, sister-in-law’s: Coralee Ferris, Mary Sue Ferris, Alice White, Shirley Biggs, and Mary Ann Foley.

Surviving relatives include 4 children: Donald (Mary) Brumback of Ragley, LA, Reta (Ronnie) Sourwine of Malabar, FL, Beverley (Dennis) Schmidt of DeWitt, IA, and Margaret (Jim) Curry of Memphis, MO, nine grandsons, nineteen great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren, one brother-in-law, Don White along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Foundation may be left at or mailed to Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St., Memphis, MO 63555.

Cremation rites were accorded, and arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis, MO.
Graveside Committal Service
Memphis Cemetery
Saturday, September 23, 2023
Memorial Contributions
Alzheimer's Foundation  % Payne's To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Carol "Jean" Walker, please visit our flower store.

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