The Oklahoman

Mary Ellen (Coley) Walker


Mary Ellen (Coley) Walker joined Our Heavenly Father on October 19, 2021. She was born July 19th, 1927 in Frederick, Oklahoma, the daughter of Truman Otto and Clara Colvin Peters Coley. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, sister and brother.

Mrs. Walker attended Frederick Public Schools graduating in 1943; graduated from OU in 1948 with a Journalism degree. On December 4, 1948, she married Jim G. Walker who preceded her in death in 1967. Following his death, she attended graduate school and received a Master of Social Work degree in 1972.

Mrs. Walker retired after 25 years of service with the Oklahoma State Department of Human Services having held positions of County Administra­tor, Field Representa­tive and Program Supervisor. She was an active member of St. Stephen’s Presbyteri­an Church and Women’s Fellowship. Immediate survivors include two daughters/their spouses: Paula Lane (Michael) of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas; Jean Walker-Larason (Kent) and Grandchild, William Walker Larason- all of Oklahoma City.

The family would like to express its deepest appreciati­on and gratitude to the staff of St. Ann’s Nursing Home and Mercy Hospice for their compassion­ate care.

A graveside service will be conducted on November 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM the Frederick Memorial Cemetery in Frederick, Oklahoma

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