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Doris 'Elaine' Walker


Doris 'Elaine' Walker, 95, of Pittsburg KS., passed away peacefully Saturday, April 15, 2023, at Girard Medical Center. 

Elaine was born Sept. 26, 1927, at home in Arma, KS to Lucy (Buset) and Mike Merciez. On Dec. 17, 1950, she was united in marriage to Dempsey Logan Walker, and the two eventually settled in Independence, KS, where they raised their two children, Beverly and Michael. 

On top of being a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother, she was an avid bowler, card player, an active volunteer in her community and worked as a teacher's aide.  

Survivors include her daughter Beverly (Jake) Marietta of Pittsburg; five grandchildren: Michael (Jenelle) Marietta of Pittsburg, Jacob (Aubrey) Marietta of Andover, Anna (Jeremy) Sweaney of Pittsburg, Lindsey (Jason Townsend) Walker of Goddard, Lauren Walker of Manhattan; 10 great grandchildren: Madison, Kash, and Banks Marietta; Lilly, Olivia, and Vincent Marietta; William, Lennox, Ashton, and Ariebella Lucille Sweaney. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lucy and Mike Merciez; her husband, Dempsey L. Walker; a son, Michael Walker; a daughter-in-law, Jane Walker; a brother, Louis Merciez; and a sister-in-Law Sharon Merciez. 

Family will receive friends on Thursday, April 20, from 6-8 p.m. at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home. 

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 21, at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, followed by a luncheon. Friends are then invited to join the processional to Sherman City Cemetery for graveside services to be held at 2 pm.  

Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com. Memorials may be made to the Sherman Cemetery Restoration Association; these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 South Broadway, Pittsburg.