Ernestine Walker Brown

Funeral services for Ernestine Walker Brown, 87, Topeka, will be at 10 am Saturday at Central Church of Christ, 1250 SW College Ave., Topeka. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, 1517 E. 15th St., Lawrence. Mrs. Brown died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Topeka Presbyterian Manor.

She was born Dec. 22, 1925, in Seneca, Mo., the daughter of Otis S. and Marguarett M. White Nutting. She grew up in Lawrence, and graduated from Liberty Memorial High School. She attended three years of college at Emporia and Washburn University. She moved to Baldwin in 1952, and back to Lawrence in 1972, before moving to Topeka in 1991. She worked in Quality Control at Hallmark Cards, and retired in 1988 after 25 years of service. She was a member of Central Church of Christ in Topeka. She enjoyed traveling and garage sales.

She married Robert Elmo Walker in November, 1944. He died in February, 1972. She then married Earl G. Brown in August, 1991. He survives of Topeka Presbyterian Manor. Other survivors include her stepsons Harold Brown and wife Karen, Parkville, Mo., and Robert Brown, Abilene, Tex.; her three children, Mary K. Walker, Eudora, Mickele Flory and husband Allen, Eudora, and Dale Walker and wife Kathy, Tonganoxie; 5 grandchildren, Kristan Van Middlesworth and husband Charles, Tonganoxie, Brandon Walker and wife Patti, Gulfport, Miss., Sara Regnier and husband Blake, Eudora, Alle Flory, St. Joseph, Mo., and Kerilyn Barstow and husband Erik, Westminster, Colo.; and 7 great grandchildren. She was loved and respected by so many, and will be greatly missed.

Friends may call from 8 am to 8 pm Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 6 pm to 8 pm. The family suggests memorial contributions to Central Church of Christ, or Grace Hospice of Topeka, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Don and Lois Clark...


We knew you and your mother when we were at Southside. (We moved to Baton Rouge in 1992.) She was my friend and I remember how happy she was before her wedding. I know you will miss her and we are so sorry for your loss.

With love,

Lois Clark

From Charlie & Mary Ann Watts...

We’ve been thinking of you with prayer and
knowing how difficult it is losing a parent.
We remember your Mom at Southside, as being friendly and personable. Our deepest sympathy is with you in this time of loss.
Charlie and Mary Ann Watts

From Ronda Kurtright Bohnen and family...

Dearest Ones…

We just wanted to let you know that we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, we wish we could be there with you in person, but know we are there in spirit comforting you, MaryKay, Mike, Dale and Earl and family.
We loved your mom so much and she was such an inspiration and joy to be with..she will be missed.
We love you all dearly, God bless you all!
Ronda & Gary Bohnen, Bob & Rose and the entire Kurtright family…

From Dr Mitch Cooper...


Very sorry to hear of Ernestine’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.

Dr & Mrs Cooper and Staff

From Nancy Medina...

Dear Walker and Brown families,
I was so sorry to hear about your loss. Ernestine was such a loving, kind mother. I always remember her with that great smile on her face. We will all miss her.
Thinking of you,

Nancy Medina and family

From jeanette kalb...

So sad to hear of Ernestine’s passing. She was a great lady and part of my Prairie City family forever. Thinking of you all
Luv ya jk

From Linda Roberts...

So sorry to hear of your loss…I very much enjoyed working with your mother..She was a great person..She will be missed. Thinking or you ….

Linda Roberts

From Mary J Higgins...

I am so sorry for your loss, I worked with your mom for many years, in fact when I applyed at Hallmarks I used her name as a personal reference, the silly part was , I only knew her as “Mrs Walker.”.She was a great lady and she will be missed by so many peopl, my heart goes out to you. mary

From Randall Renoud...

Dale, Mike and MaryKay, just a note to let you know your families are in our thoughts and prayers. Randall and Myrna Renoud

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