Rovena M. Walker
MIFFLINTOWN- Rovena M. Walker, 84, of Mifflintown and formerly of Wellsboro, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
Born Aug. 25, 1929, in Ford City, she was the daughter of the late Palmer Robinson and Anna Dorothea (Burdette) Stepp. Her husband, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Robert O. Walker, whom she married on July 14, 1950, passed away on Dec. 28, 1999.
She is survived by: two daughters, Jayne Walker Kelley Wirrick and her husband, Phillip, of Mifflin, and Susan Walker Vollmer and husband, Timothy “Leo,” of Bloomsburg; one brother, Alvin Stepp and wife, Muffy, of Antioch, Calif.; six grandchildren, Aaron Kelley and wife, Stephanie, Sarah Leimone and husband, Brian, Katie Bingaman and husband, Aaron, Erik Vollmer and wife, Ashley, Gretchen Vollmer, and Elizabeth Vollmer; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: one great-granddaughter, Hannah Kelley; one son-in-law, Rev. Douglas Kelley; two brothers; and four sisters.
Rovena worked as a secretary for North Penn Gas Company and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wellsboro. She was active in the Wellsboro Art Club and enjoyed painting and sewing. She appreciated anything related to French culture and liked to make French food.
Her funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, at Cedar Grove Brethren In Christ Church, 287 Deerville Road, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Ken Hepner officiating. Interment will be in Arlington Cemetery, Washington, D.C. at a later time.
There will be a viewing from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Samaritan’s Purse Project Account 004392, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.
Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, has taken care of the arrangements and condolences may be left at www.gussfh.com.