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.