Mary Jane (Urey) Walker of West Ch­ester

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

Mary Jane (Urey) Walker, 80, passed away peace­fully on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 9, 2016 after a long fought bat­tle with de­men­tia, know­ing that she was loved be­yond com­pare. She was the wife of the late James F. “Jim” Walker, to whom she was mar­ried 56 years be­fore his pass­ing in 2012.

A Cel­e­bra­tion of Life tribute ser­vice will be held at 10 AM on Mon­day, Novem­ber 14, 2016 at Heffner Funeral Chapel & Cre­ma­tory, Inc., 1551 Ken­neth Road, York, with Pas­tor Eva O’Diam of­fi­ci­at­ing. A view­ing will be held from 9-10 AM prior to the ser­vice. Burial will be in Subur­ban Me­mo­rial Gar­dens.

Born July 29, 1936 in Red Lion, Mary Jane was daugh­ter of the late Ge­orge and Goldie (Sitler) Urey. She worked as a re­cep­tion­ist for the York Area Cham­ber of Com­merce and prior to that for the I.H. Her­sh­ner Com­pany. Mrs. Walker was a mem­ber of Hayshire United Church of Christ. Mary Jane de­rived her great­est joy from serv­ing in the roles of wife, mother, and grand­mother. Her hus­band Jim was her soul mate and part­ner in life. As a wife, her loy­alty and devo­tion were im­mea­sur­able. Mary Jane also took im­mense pride in be­ing a mother to Steve and Lisa and in­spired in them the value of fam­ily, a love of peo­ple, and an ap­pre­ci­a­tion for sweet treats. She was the con­sum­mate grand­mother - joy­fully and thought­fully cel­e­brat­ing ev­ery hol­i­day, life mile­stone, and achieve­ment, no mat­ter how small.

Mary Jane was de­fined by her kind and car­ing na­ture, as she made ev­ery­one in her life feel spe­cial and loved. She never missed an op­por­tu­nity to shower her fam­ily and friends with thought­ful gifts, but her un­con­di­tional love and kind­ness were truly the great­est gifts of all.

Mrs. Walker is sur­vived by a son, Steven C. Walker and his wife Lisa of Spring Grove; a daugh­ter, Lisa E. Leone and her hus­band Daniel of West Ch­ester; three grand­chil­dren, El­iz­a­beth Walker, An­drew Walker and Alexis Leone; a brother, Rus­sell Urey and his wife Carol of Dal­las­town; a sis­ter, Vicky Sny­der and her hus­band Blaine of El Paso, TX, and a sis­terin-law, Joann Urey of West York. Along with her beloved hus­band and par­ents, Mary Jane was pre­ceded in death by a brother, Ron­ald Urey.

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