Virginia Annabel “Sue” Walker, departed this life on March 31, 2015. She was born at home at the Schruers farm on May 27, 1925 to Jennie Lee and Norman E. Schruers. In May, 1943 ,Sue graduated from Edinboro High School and in June married Philip A Walker. He preceded her in death on Dec 31, 2012. Sue also was preceded in death by her brother Norman W. “Bud” Schruers and his wife Frances Sheets Schruers with whom Phil and Sue shared a double wedding ceremony on June 26,1943.
Having shown some aptitude for music, Sue received a piano for her 8th birthday. At 15, she became the organist at the Edinboro Methodist Church. In Feb 1944, she crossed the street to play the organ at the Edinboro Presbyterian Church. She was honored to play for more than 100 weddings. With gratitude and thanksgiving she loved this opportunity for 67 years ending her church service on Dec 18th 2011. Having little formal music education, she was deeply appreciative of the “free” education she received from talented choir directors over her many years. Sue was a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star where she served intermittently as pianist for many years. She also belonged to I.O.O.F.
Sue listed her occupation as “homemaker,” a term which on Walker Way Farms encompassed cultivating corn, milking cows and planting potatoes. Her fine memory of numbers made her an often appreciated ‘parts lady’ for customers at RR Walker and Son John Deere Implements. She could make a meal expand to as many mouths as came through the door saying, “There’s always room for one more”!
Sue was Mom to two sons, David Walker and his wife, Connie, of Fairview, and Russel “Buzz” Walker and his wife, Mary; two daughters, Melodee Kushner and her husband, Jeffrey, and Marilee Wnek and her husband, Andrew; all of Edinboro. There are also 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Also surviving is her beloved “baby brother” Donald Schruers and his wife Deborah as well as 7 nieces and nephews. She is further survived by many whom she considered family, ranging in ages from 80+ to 35.
Friends may call at the Edinboro First United Presbyterian Church, 4281 Route 6N,
Edinboro, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. An Eastern Star service will be held there at 10:30 a.m. and a funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Matt Falco officiating. Kestra Smith will play a piano medley of family favorites in the half hour preceding the funeral. The Glunt Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Edinboro, is in charge of funeral arrangements. Burial will be in Edinboro Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Monday. Memorials may be made to Edinboro First United Presbyterian Church, 4281 Route 6N, Edinboro, PA 16412.