Thursday, December 6th, 2007
Eileen G. "Gene" Walkup, 76, 802 Kimberly Drive, St. Marys, died at 7:45 a.m. Dec. 5, 2007, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born Dec. 26, 1930, in Coldwater, to Joseph and Hortense Cook Gengler. On July 7, 1956, she married Ray Walkup, who died Feb. 25, 1965.
Surviving are two sons, Joseph (Cindy), Wapakoneta, and Jeffrey (Kelley), Franklin, Tenn.; a daughter, Kelly (Kenneth) Ziegenbusch, Sugarcreek; a sister, Kathryn "Kitty" (Dallas) Pierstorff, Celina; and seven grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Neil Gengler.
She was a homemaker and had worked as a retail clerk at St. Marys Hardware for many years. A 1948 graduate of Coldwater High School, she was a member of Wayne Street United Methodist Church and a past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star, Hawthorne Chapter 119, both of St. Marys.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church, St. Marys, the Rev. Mary Kay Brown officiating. Burial is at Swamp College Cemetery in near Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the Auglaize County Humane Society or Wayne Street United Methodist Church.
Condolences can be made at www.millerfuneralhomes.net.