Ida Belle Walker, 95

Local obituary


Ida Belle Walker, 95, of Iowa City, died on April 5, 2022, after a long, full life.

Ida’s family received guests at Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, 2720 Muscatine Ave., Iowa City, on Sunday, April 10, concluding with a service early that afternoon.

She was born in Kay County, Oklahoma on Jan. 22, 1927. Ida graduated from Perry High School and played on the girls basketball team.

She later married Robert J. Walker Sr. on Feb. 16, 1949. She was a devoted wife and mother to her many children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She worked for Headstart and Sheller Globe where she was a forklift driver, when she retired.

Life long hobbies included gardening, crocheting, quilting, and sewing. She was a long time member of the Sand Road Mennonite Church before it closed, later becaming a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Lone Tree, Iowa.

She is survived by her children who include Carolyn Hacker, Lindy Snider, Robert (Joe) Walker Jr., C. Henry Walker, Miron Walker, Charles Walker, Terry Walker, James Walker, Mike Walker, John Walker, Benjamin Walker, Clinton Walker, Sarah Goering, Carol Dominguez and Judy Ridgway, as well as 51 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

Also surviving is her sister, Ruth Goody. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Robert J. Walker Sr., her father Claude Hollingshead, her mother Ora Hollingshead, her brothers Jesse Hollingshead, Ralph Hollingshead, Orie Hollingshead and Thomas Hollingshead, her son Philip Walker, and three grandchildren; Casey Jay Walker, Christina Marie Healey, and Richard Joseph Vickroy.

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