Patricia Ann (Kelley) Walker was born on August 19, 1937, in Louisville, Kentucky. She went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 17, 2023, at the age of 85.

Pat received her early education in parochial schools and graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville. After graduation, she attended and graduated from the National School of Aeronautics in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1957. While awaiting her employment as a flight attendant with Continental Airlines, she was employed by Richards and Conover Hardware Company and at Kay Sales Manufacturer.

Pat met Kenneth Walker in May of 1958 while visiting in Rock Port, Missouri. They married October 18,1958. Pat was employed by Farmland Industries in Kansas City until the birth of their son, Jeffrey, in December of 1959. In the spring of 1960, they moved to Louisville for employment and their son, Michael, was born in February of 1961. They moved to Rock Port in March 1961 and Cynthia was born in 1962.

Pat began working at the Coach House restaurant and then at Missouri Beef Packers as a switchboard receptionist and secretary. She joined Citizens Bank & Trust in 1973 as a teller, later serving as a receptionist/secretary, resigning in 1984 to spend time with her husband. In 1988, she was again employed by Bank Midwest, resigning in 1992 to pursue other interests.

Pat found great joy and blessings in serving her Lord and spending time with family and friends. Her interests included a passion for reading, traveling, music, movies, gardening, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Kentucky Derby, nature, singing, laughing, and serving others. Pat enjoyed fishing trips with her husband, the horse races, vacations in Florida, Kentucky, California, and Maine, and her beloved cat Sophie.

Pat was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Tarkio, the St. Ann Altar Society, Rock Port Garden Club, Rockin’ Red Hatters of Rock Port, and Community Hospital Auxiliary. She was a past member of Sorosis and a founding member of Friends of the Library.

Pat is survived by sons, Jeffrey (Jillinda) Walker, Kansas City, Michael (Anna) Walker, Redondo Beach, California; daughter, Cynthia (Walker) Burton, Rock Port; grandchildren, Dr. Shannon (Ryan) Fletcher, and Olin and Natalie Walker; great-grandson, River Fletcher; sister, Rebecca Kelley; brother, Robert (Anne) Kelley; sister-in-law, Jeanne Garst; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Ken Walker; her parents, Robert and Madelyn Kelley; sister, Connie Lusher; sister-in-law, Shirley True; and beloved aunts.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 24, 2023, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Tarkio, Missouri. A rosary will be recited at 10:00 a.m., prior to the service. Inurnment will be at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Cemetery, Rock Port. Open visitation begins at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, February 23, at Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port. There is no scheduled family visitation. Memorials may be directed to the Atchison County Library or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be left at Services are under the direction of Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port.