Donna Elizabeth Walker
Date: Friday, July 7, 2017
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home
Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m.
El Dorado Springs Church of God (Holiness)
Hazelgreen Cemetery, Boulder City, Missouri, Saturday @ 2:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Donna’s honor to Happy Hollow Bible Camp (www.happyhollowbiblecamp.com).
Donna Elizabeth Truitt Walker, age 61, of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, passed from this life surrounded by her family on July 3, 2017. She was born in Lamesa, Texas on March 25, 1956 and was the first-born daughter of Walter and Barbara Truitt. She attended South Elementary School in Lamesa, TX until moving to El Dorado Springs in 1966, where she entered the fourth grade. Donna was an avid horse enthusiast and enjoyed representing the Bishop 4-H Club from the Montevallo community. She demonstrated horsemanship in both competition and performance.
Donna graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1974. She began the amazing journey of creating a home and family when she married her high school sweetheart, Bruce Allen Walker on October 26, 1974. She cherished her role as a mother and in latter days the blessings of being “Marmee” to her grandchildren.
She was an advocate for education and the care of children and aspired to open her own day care business. She opened Crayon Campus, which she operated for 10 years providing a quality educational experience for preschoolers. Donna then began to work for Parents as Teachers, educating parents in child development and serving young families for 15 years. She then attained her cherished role as a Kindergarten teacher for the El Dorado Springs Christian Schools where she joyfully taught for 3 years, until her passing.
Donna touched the lives of many children and parents through her various volunteer ministries. She was involved with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), Happy Hollow Bible Camp, volunteered as a Bible Class teacher and spoke at numerous retreats for women’s ministries. She had a tremendous compassion for children and took joy in sharing her love of Christ with everyone she encountered.
Those who will miss Donna greatly include her husband, Bruce Walker of the home; her children, Aime and Lee Langdon of Norman, OK; Clay and Jennifer Walker of El Dorado, KS; Cassie and Eric Kriete of Mechanicsville, MD; Emily Walker of El Dorado Springs, MO; Ivy and Derrick Sprankle of Charleston, SC; her parents, Walter and Barbara Truitt of El Dorado Springs, MO; mother-in-law, Jo Anne Walker of El Dorado Springs, MO; sister Lisa Murphy and husband Mike of Abilene, TX; brother Jay Truitt and wife Kathie of Rowlett, TX; and her grandchildren Brittain, Keegan, Hayden, and Makenna Langdon; James, Lauren, Carter, Mason, and Emma Walker; Brayden, Landen, Eleni, and Addi Kriete; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral services for Donna Walker were held on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the El Dorado Springs Church of God (Holiness). Kevin Sitton and Mike Pace officiated. Interment followed in Hazelgreen Cemetery, Boulder City, MO, at 2:30 p.m. under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were: Richard Walker, Russell Walker, Clay Walker, Jay Truitt, Mike Murphy, and Gary Emerson.