Nancy Earlene Walker

Friday, October 4, 2019

Nancy Earlene Walker, 61, Richards, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin following a brief illness. Nancy was born Oct. 13, 1957, in Jacksonville, Fla., to Floyd and Beverly (Pettibon) Davis. In 1986, she met John Walker and they were united in marriage on Aug. 19, 1995.

Nancy grew up in the Vernon County area and graduated from Nevada High School in 1975. Following high school, she worked in the kitchen at the State Hospital in Nevada for a time. Nancy spent many years as a homemaker and enjoyed traveling with John for a period of time doing over the road truck driving. She later became a bus driver for the Nevada R-5 School District during the early to middle 1990s. Nancy’s also enjoyed going to the casino, playing cards, and loved being with her family, especially her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, John, of the home; one son, Corey Otter and his wife, Stephanie, Richards; four grandchildren, Haley (Otter) Panczyszyn and her husband, Cody, Nevada, C.J. Otter, Nevada, Braxton Otter, Richards, and Brady Otter, Richards; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Connie Liles and her husband, Kenneth, Richards, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one son, Christopher Earl Otter Sr.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 7, at Deerfield Cemetery in Deerfield, Mo., with the Rev. Bryan Keith officiating. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Deerfield Baptist Church in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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