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Joann Walker

March 7, 1937 — September 3, 2020

JoAnn Bowen Walker, age 83, died Thursday, September 03, 2020 in Jackson, Tennessee after a
brief illness, surrounded by family at her daughter’s home. She was born March 7, 1937 in
Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of John “Ned” and Leona White Bowen. JoAnn was a 1956
graduate of Hereford High School (Maryland), worked as a secretary for Bendix and then for the
Baltimore Gas Company. She married Guy C. Walker on October 26, 1957 in Millers, Maryland.
They moved to Jackson, TN after several moves for the military.
JoAnn was an active member of Concordia Lutheran Church for more than 50 years. She was
president of the Concordia Lutheran Alter Guild and was the secretary (several terms) for the
Concordia Ladies Auxiliary and also volunteered weekly at the Regional Inter-Faith Association
(RIFA) thrift store. She was a teachers’ aid, then a full-time teacher for the Concordia Lutheran Pre-
School, retiring after many years of teaching. JoAnn’s special interests and hobbies included
crafting, crocheting, sewing and quilting, and was an avid reader.
She is survived by six children, Donna Walker, Debbie (David) Cates, Darcie (Chris) Walker, Rickie
(Sherry) Walker, Denise (Benny) Hopper and Delaina (Paul) Varnick; eleven grandchildren, Dustin
(Meredith) McKeel, Whitney Tyson, Nick Tyson, Jacob (Katherine) Walker, Devan Walker, Anna
Walker, Nathan (Michayla) Walker, Joshua (Mandy) Hopper, Jessica Hopper, Andrew (Whitley)
Varnick, and Erin (Harry) Lovelace; fourteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Danny (Patty) Bowen:
one sister, Barbara (Archie) McLaughlin; and many nieces and nephews. JoAnn was preceded in
death by her husband, her parents, two brothers Miles Bowen and Jack Bowen; a sister, Maxine
Myers; and one grandson, Dillon (Brittany) McKeel.
She will be remembered as a bright and shining light by her family, and in the church and various
communities where she served.
SERVICES: The family will be receiving family and friends on Saturday, September 5, 2020, from
10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. with a funeral service following at 11:00 A.M. at Concordia Lutheran
Church with Reverend Eric Rudsenske officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens
Social Distancing and masks are to be observed for the visitation and service.
Arrington Funeral Directors, 148 W. University Parkway, Jackson, TN 731-668-1111
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Saturday, September 5, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Concordia Lutheran Church

637 Wallace Rd, Jackson, TN 38305

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Highland Memorial Gardens

3360 N. Highland Ave.

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