Mary C. Walke

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Mary C. Walke

May 24, 1928 - November 15, 2018

Mary C. Walke Mary C. Walke, age 90 of Batesville, died Thursday, November 15, 2018, at St. Andrews Health Campus. Born May 24, 1928, in Batesville, she is the daughter of Catherine (Nee: Moeller) and Charles Johnson. She married Clarence Walke August 22, 1953, at St. Louis Church, and he preceded her in death October 27, 1991. Mary spent 34 years at the Batesville Herald Tribune as a writer and administrator. She was a member of St. Louis Church, The Red Hats, Daughters of Isabella and Golden Citizens.

In addition to working at the paper, she and Clarence also owned and ran Walke's Gardenland for 25 years, selling bedding plants and flowers. Mary loved hosting the holidays, especially Christmas, where everyone could gather and she could spoil the grandkids with gifts. She liked to travel and often would find those gifts during her trips. Periodic visits to Vegas were always something she enjoyed. She was also a longtime regular on Thursday nights at the St. Louis Bingo. Where most Hoosiers are divided, Mary followed both I.U. and Purdue basketball, was an avid card player of 500 and solo, liked an occasional Bloody Mary or Dirty Martini and for many years knitted and made hook rugs.

She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law Sue and Mike Back of Greenwood, Indiana, Maribeth Walke of Ijamsville, Maryland; son and daughter-in-law Larry and Nancy Walke of Batesville; seven grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by sisters Mildred Hillenbrand and Geraldine Henderson and brothers William, Harry (Jack), Rev. Philip (Tony) and Edmund Johnson.

Visitation was Monday, October 19, from 9-11 a.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services followed at 11:30 a.m. at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating and burial in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Batesville Parks Department.
Published on November 19, 2018
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Monday November 19, 2018

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Weigel Funeral Home

Batesville, IN

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Monday November 19, 2018

11:30 AM

St. Louis Church

Batesville, IN

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