Services honoring and remembering the life of Myrtle Mae Walker will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 at the Foyil Baptist Church. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 with the family receiving friends from 5-8 p.m. at Rice Funeral Service.
Myrtle passed away Thursday evening, Dec. 21, 2017 at home in Claremore. She was 90.
Born February 28, 1927 in Morrison, Myrtle was the daughter of Louis and Etta Kate (Harkins) Osten. Myrtle grew up during the Great Depression when times were difficult. She was raised primarily on an Indian reservation near Pawhuska where she attended the White Eagle School. The family later moved to Rogers County where Myrtle completed the 8th grade at Love School near Oologah Lake. She graduated from Foyil High School as the valedictorian of her class.
Myrtle worked in healthcare for many years as a nutritionist. She was always known to be a terrific cook, growing produce in her own garden and making all dishes from scratch. Her deserts were fantastic and prepared daily. Myrtle raised her family on a farm in Rogers County where they raised cattle, hogs, and chickens. She loved growing flowers of all types around the farm and will always be remembered for her caring nature towards others.
Surviving family members include her children: Ronnie Walker (Pamela), Johnny Walker (Bernice), Robert Walker (Sandy), Charles Walker (Debra), and Leon Walker (Debbie); her son-in-law, Delbert Wolff; and many grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Myrtle was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter Susan Ann Wolff; her granddaughter, Clarissa; and her siblings: Jess, Roy, and Eunice.
Published on December 22, 2017