A One-Name Study
for the BARNUM/BARNHAM Surname
Notes for Geraldine Marie BARNUM
Obituary from U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection: Geraldine Marie Walker, 83 years, passed to heaven on February 21, 2012 at Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains, MO. Gerry was born January 3, 1929 in Mobeetie, TX to Clifford and Mary (Novak) Barnum. On September 5, 1947 Gerry and James Doyle Walker were united in marriage in Springfield, MO and to this union one daughter and four sons were born. Gerry raised her children in Waterloo, IA working for Chamberlain Manufacturing Co. as a Time Keeper. She had also worked in Ava as Manager for Redbud Village until 2003 when she became ill. Gerry volunteered at the Ava Senior Center and served on the SOMA Board of Directors for several years. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Evansdale, IA. In Ava she had attended the First General Baptist Church. Gerry enjoyed playing cards and board games with her family. Other hobbies were crocheting, bowling, gardening and decorating birthday cakes for all her family. Gerry never met a stranger and was always ready with a hug for everyone. She loved us all unconditionally! Gerry was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James Doyle in 1985, infant twin boys, James and Eugene, two sons, Wade Lee and Jaimie Todd. Gerry is survived by one daughter & husband, Erin Rae (Walker) & Carl Ulm, West Plains, MO, five grandchildren, Christian Walker, Samuel Walker, Lesley (Ulm) Brigman & husband, Jason, Nicole Walker and Brandon Walker, four great grandchildren, Hannah, Wade, Justus Walker and Garrett Brigman and other relatives and friends. Graveside services for Gerry will be Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, 3:30 p.m. at the Dogwood Cemetery. Prior to there will be a Visitation Saturday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, MO. Memorials may be made to Dogwood Cemetery.
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