Betty Jean Walker


Betty Jean Dile Walker of Columbus, went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 17, 2022. Betty was born on June 26, 1938 in Metcalfe County, KY, the daughter of Major R. and Leada Burton Dile. Betty’s father, Major passed when she was just seven years old and later on Kenneth Blair became her step-father.

Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband, Eugene “Gene” Walker, her parents Major Dile, Leada Dile Blair, step-father Kenneth Blair, brother Noah Dile; sisters, Geneva, Anna Katherine and Linda Marie Dile. She was also preceded in death by special nieces and nephews, Noah Randall Dile, Sharon Diana Dile-Lewis, Vera Denise Whited and Charles “Little Charlie” Bryant.

Survivors include daughters, Sandra K. (Tom) Benson, Rita G. (Roger) Graham, Cheryl A. Dixon and son, Anthony E. (Kelly) Walker. Grandchildren, Tammy Janes, Stephanie Heck, Holly Kuznicki, Brittany Percival, Cordel Dixon, Connor Graham, Jack Dixon, Connor Graham, Evan Graham and Grace Graham. Great-grandchildren, Eva Marie Percival, Hallie Jean Percival and Raelynn Dixon. Sisters, Pearlie Whited, Elizabeth (Jim) Hammond, Sue Ballard and Naomi (David) Pyle, brother, Ray (May Ann) Dile. Betty is also Survived by a very special sister-in-law and dear friend, Lois Walker. Betty is also survived by many nieces and nephew, but one special niece, Melissa Whited that visited Aunt Betty quite often to keep her company.

In her younger days Betty worked at Sammy’s Root Beer Stand where she met the love of her life, Gene Walker. She also worked at Ernie’s Record shop (Betty also had a love for music) until they married. Betty went on to work at Arvin industries doing various jobs, then then went to work at Cummins Engine Co and later retired.

Betty enjoyed family and planning family gatherings. She also enjoyed, planned and organized many showers and church events. She enjoyed cooking, especially around the holidays. If you had something special you liekd, she would always be sure to make it.

Betty and Gene enjoyed traveling in their motor homes. Many times they were accompanied by family members. Betty was also an avid gardener, and often planted much more than she and Gene could use and they would share their crops with others.

Betty is sadly missed by many family and friends who loved her deeply.

A celebration of Life will be held at East Columbus Christian Church in Columbus on Sunday October 9, 2022.

Visiting and Fellowship from 2 to 3 p.m.

Celebration Service to begin at 3 p.m.

If you attend please try to wear red. It was Betty’s favorite color.

We ask that you make donations in memory of Betty J. Walker to Animal Care Services, Love Chapel or East Columbus Christian Church or to a charity of your choice.