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Family: Ralph Leroy Walker/Edith Arlene "Arlene" Ibbotson (F116)

m. 4 Jan 1953


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  • Ralph Leroy WalkerFather | Male
    Ralph Leroy Walker

    Born  23 Nov 1927  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  9 Apr 2009  Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  15 Apr 2009  Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  4 Jan 1953  [1, 2]  First Methodist Church, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa  [1, 2] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Albert Ross "Ross" Walker | F53 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Vinnie Westfall | F53 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Edith Arlene "Arlene" Ibbotson

    Born  2 Sep 1923  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  28 Oct 2012  Lakeview Estates, Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  3 Nov 2012  Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Eugene Burton "Bert" Ibbotson | F476 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Agnes Viola "Viola" McDonald | F476 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    > Thomas Michael "Tom" Walker

    Born     
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Julie Ann Johanson | F477 
    Married     

    Child 2 | Male
    > Rev. Timothy Joseph "Tim" Walker

    Born     
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Nancy Ruth Moore | F478 
    Married     

  • Notes  Marriage Announcement:
    • Methodist Rites Unite Couple

      White gladioli, palms and candelabra decorated First Methodist church January 4 for the marriage of Miss Edith Arlene Ibbotson, daughter of Mrs. E. B. Ibbotson, 1012 South 6th, and Ralph Walker, son of Mrs. Vinnie Walker, 501 May avenue. Dr. Deane Chapman officiated at the single ring ceremony. Nuptial music was presented by Mrs. Betty Beck Robertson, organist. The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Donald Ibbotson, Grinnell. The bride was attired in a navy wool crepe suit with pink accessories. She carried a bouquet of white baby mums centered with an orchid. Miss Betty Kolkman, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor, wearing a beige suit with brown accessories. She carried a bouquet of camellia red roses. Kenneth Walker served his brother as best man. The bride's mother chose a gray print dress with wine and gray accessories. The bridegroom's mother was dressed in black with matching accessories. Both had corsages of white carnations. A reception followed at the home of the bride's mother. Mrs. G. B. Johnson, Miss Lula MacDonald and Mrs. Gene Ibbotson assisted with the courtesies. After a short wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Walker will live at 1012 South 6th. Mrs. Walker is employed by Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. Mr. Walker is employed by Silas Mason Company.

      Out-of-town guests were: Mrs. G. B. Johnson, and children. Nancy and Bob, Atlantic; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ibbotson and children, Dennis and Marilyn, Grinnell, and Lulu and Milford MacDonald, Morning Sun.

    City Directory:
    • Ralph Walker (wife Edith A.), employee of the Iowa Ordnance Plant, residence at 1012 South 6th.
    • Ralph L. Walker (wife Edith A.), lineman for the telephone company, householder at 1012 South 6th.
    • Ralph L. Walker (wife Edith I.), cable splicer for the telephone company, householder at 1012 South 6th.

    Newspaper Article:
    • Attend Walker Funeral Here

      The following relatives of the S. N. Walker family attended funeral services for Mr. Walker on Tuesday afternoon of last week:

      Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. (sic: T. R.) Dotson of West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and Doris and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brumm of New London; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Virden, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lox, Oquawka, Illinois; Mrs. Elwood Marshall, Fort Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Smith, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Walker, Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Sam C. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. William D. Walker, Marion; Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Walker, Marengo; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Walker, Crawfordsville; Mrs. Talma Lyons, Alliance, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner and Mrs. Lloyd Allen and Pamela of Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Verl Van Houten and family, Corpus Christi, Texas; Miss Elsie Walker, Benton, Arkansas; Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Sanders, Osceola; Mr. and Mrs. Austin Reynolds, Baxter; Mrs. Rodney Phillips and Cressie Edgar, Panora.

    City Directory:
    • Ralph L. Walker (wife Edith), employee of the telephone company, householder at 1012 South 6th.
    • Ralph L. Walker (wife Edith T.), employee of the telephone company, householder at 1012 South 6th.
    • Ralph L. Walker (wife Edith I.), terminal man at the telephone company, householder at 1012 South 6th.

    Residence:
    • (Probably this was "generic" Des Moines, and actually Urbandale)

    Anniversary Announcement:
    • Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Walker of 7101 Twana Drive, Urbandale, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary January 4 (2003). The family is planning a celebration for March 15 at the Urbandale Senior Center. Food and fun will start at 5:30 p.m.

      Ralph Walker and Arlene Ibbotson were married January 4, 1953, at the First Methodist Church in Burlington. Dr. Deane Chapman presided over the ceremony.

      They have two sons, Tom of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and Tim of Lime Springs. They also have five grandchildren ranging in age from 17 to 7.

  • Sources 
    1. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S284] Walker, Ralph Leroy and Edith "Arlene" Ibbotson - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 10, January 7, 1953; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).