Naeko Ikehara Walker age 80, died at her residence in Harrod, Ohio, July 9, 2014. She was born in Naha, Okinwa on June 17, 1934 to Gensei and Naeko Ikehara, who preceded her in death. She was married to Charles Donald “Don” Walker who preceded her in death on November 12, 2012.
Naeko attended Crosspoint Community Church. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and her grandchildren.
Survivors include 1 son John R. (Kristi) Walker of Harrod, Ohio, 2 daughters Joanne (David) Mrosko of Avon, Ohio and Judy Walker of Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1 sister Sadako Tamaki of Naho, Okinaw, 16 grandchildren Christen, Jacob, Adam, Leah, Julia, Hannah, Kathleen, Sarah, Grace, Matthew, Lilia, Rebekah, Silas, Caroline, Alexander and Sophia, 1 great grandson Levi.
Memorial service will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Bluffton Baptist Church, Pastor Rick Swartz will officiate. Family will receive friends following the service. Services are by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, Ohio.
Memorial contributions can be made to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.