Betty J. Walker, age 84 passed from this life Friday, February 10, 2012 at her home in Baxter Springs, Kan.

Betty was born March 2, 1927 in Baxter Springs, Kan. to the union of Andrew “Jack” and Bessie Marie (Stroup) Garner. Betty worked and retired from Eagle Picher as a battery builder. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Baxter Springs, Kan.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by one son, Calvin W. Walker of Baxter Springs, Kan.; three grandchildren, Lisa Duncan of Broken Arrow, Okla., Steven Walker of Grove, Okla., and Deborah Newkirk of Austin, Texas; three great grandchildren, Alysa Walker, Alex Duncan, and Autumn Duncan. She also had two sisters, Gertrude Mitchell, and Nell Brewer.

Private services are planned at a later date. Betty has been entrusted to Derfelt’s Baxter Chapel for cremation. Online condolences may be expressed at