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Anna Grace Bruner

Anna Grace Bruner

Female 1917 - 2009

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  • Name  Anna Grace Bruner  [1
    Born  26 Aug 1917  Little York, Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Female 
    High School  Abt 1935  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Wapello High School 
    Census  1940  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Anna Grace Bruner, daughter (code 2), female, white, age 22, single, attended school since March 1, 1940, highest grade of school attended: 2 years of college (code 60), born in Illinois (code 61), lived in the same house in 1935, was not working in private industry, occupation school (code 6)
    Education  Abt 1942  Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6
    Western Illinois University 
    Obituary  Oct 2009  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    the Cedar Memorial Funeral Home web site 
    • Anna Grace Walker, age 92, died peacefully at home on Monday, October 12, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer. Services: 11:00 a.m. Friday at St. James United Methodist Church, where friends may call after 10:00 a.m. The Reverend Beth Straw will officiate. Burial: North Walker Cemetery in Sperry, Iowa. Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

      Anne was born August 26, 1917, in the town of Little York, Illinois, to the late John Clay Bruner and Lois K. Cordell Bruner. She attended rural schools in Illinois, Biggsville High School, and graduated from Wappello (sic) High School in Iowa. She graduated from Western Illinois State Teacher College in Macomb, Illinois, with honors. She married Dwight McAllister Walker on May 24, 1942, and was a devoted and caring wife until his death in September of 1990.

      Anne taught school many years and later was employed by Link Belt-Speeder for 29 years before retiring. She was an active member of St. James United Methodist church serving on the board, and teaching Sunday School. She was active with the U.M.W and Silver Club.

      Anne was a well loved and faithful servant of our Lord and a dedicated member of St. James United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She has made a tremendous impact in the lives of many people that will truly be recognized into eternity.

      Anne is survived by her son, Richard Walker of Marion, her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Joseph McCollum, Jacksonville, Florida; two grandchildren, Melissa Hadden and husband, Moo Hadden of Jacksonville, Florida, Matthew J. McCollum and wife Ashley of St Johns, Florida; two great-grandsons, Jackson and Grayson Hadden, Jacksonville, Florida; sister, Betty Moore of Lexington, Kentucky; brother, William Bruner and wife, Shirley of Moberly, Missouri. Also surviving are nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

      In addition to her parents and husband, Anne is preceded by a brother, Jim Bruner, a sister in law, Florence, a sister, Ida Johnson, brothers in law, Verlin Johnson and Reverend John K. Moore.

      Memorials may be made to St. James United Methodist Church or Discovery Living.

      The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers of Mercy Hospice for all of their care and support of Anne over the past months.
    Died  12 Oct 2009  Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Cause: cancer 
    Obituary  15 Oct 2009  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Anna Grace Walker, 92, of Cedar Rapids, died Monday, October 12, 2009, at her home.

      Born August 26, 1917, in Little York, Illinois, she was the daughter of John Clay and Lois K. Cordell Bruner. On May 24, 1942, she married Dwight McAllister Walker. He died in September 1990.

      Mrs. Walker taught school many years and worked 29 years at Link Belt-Speeder before retiring. She attended rural schools in Illinois, Biggsville, Illinois, High School, and graduated from Wapello High School in Iowa. She graduated with honors from Western Illinois State Teachers College in Macomb, Illinois.

      She was active with the U.M.W and Silver Club. She was a member of St. James United Methodist Church for more than 50 years, serving on the board and teaching Sunday School.

      Survivors include one son, Richard Walker of Marion; one daughter, Mary McCollum of Jacksonville, Florida; two grandchildren; two-great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Moore of Lexington, Kentucky.; one brother, William Bruner of Moberly, Missouri; nieces and nephews.

      Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister.

      Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at St. James United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids.

      The funeral for Mrs. Walker will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. James United Methodist Church with the Reverend Beth Straw officiating. Burial will be in North Walker Cemetery in Sperry.

      Memorials have been established for St. James United Methodist Church Discovery Living.

      Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel in Cedar Rapids is in charge of arrangements.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Anna G. Walker; born: 26 August 1917; died: 12 October 2009 (V); last residence: 52402 (Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 479-30-9159; state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  16 Oct 2009  North Walker Cemetery, Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID  I23834  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  John Clay Bruner,   b. 22 Apr 1885, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Lois K. Cordell,   d. Bef 1940 
    Residence  Sep 1918  Gerlaw, Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID  F18185  Group Sheet

    Family  Dwight McAllister Walker,   b. 17 Nov 1918, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1990 
    Alt. Marriage  2 May 1942  [1
    Married  24 May 1942  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Children 
     1. Richard Walker
     2. Mary Ann Walker
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F8343  Group Sheet

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    Anna Grace (Bruner) Walker
    Anna Grace (Bruner) Walker
    Anna Grace Bruner, the daughter of John Clay and Lois K. (Cordell) Bruner, was born August 26, 1917, in Little York, Warren County, Illinois. She died October 12, 2009, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was married to Dwight McAllister Walker (1918-1990) May 24, 1942, in Burlington, Iowa. Their children are Richard Walker and Mary Ann McCollum.

  • Sources 
    1. [S767] Imm, Sharon "Sherry" (Walker) - Email (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S3467] Walker, Dwight McAllister - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9, September 9, 1990; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S3468] Walker, Anna Grace (Bruner) - Obituary (Hawk Eye), (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, October 15, 2009; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S3469] Walker, Anna Grace (Bruner) - Obituary (Cedar Memorial Funeral Home), (originally published at the Cedar Memorial Funeral Home web site, October 2009; Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1377] 1940 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa, supervisor's district: 1, enumeration district: 58-23, sheet number 3A, page number 153; enumeration date: April 6, 1940

    7. [S337] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (ancestry.com and Family Search) (Reliability: 3).