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Nancy J. Walker

d. December 11, 2020

Nancy Walker, age 83, of Springfield, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

She was born June 11, 1937 in Springfield, Illinois the daughter of Jack and Beulah (Kiper) Perugino.

Nancy was a graduate of Williamsville High School.

She married Harry Walker on August 20, 1983 at Sherman United Methodist Church in Sherman, IL.

Mourning her passing are her children, Karen (Dan) Sullivan, Kathleen Motley, John (Joanne) Motley; four grandchildren, Alex Motley, Claire Sullivan, Kara Motley, and Patrick Sullivan; nephew, Robert Rush Jr.; and great nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents; spouse, Harry Walker; and sister, Louise Rush.

Nancy worked for Charles C. Thomas Publishing Company, Franklin Life, and State of Illinois Department of Revenue.

She was a life-long member of the Sherman United Methodist Church.

Cremation rites will be accorded.  Due to COVID-19 no services will be held.  Private family services will be held at a later date.

Burial will be held at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield.

Memorials can be made to the Sherman United Methodist Church.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. Our prayers are with your family at this time. We had the pleasure of meeting and knowing Nancy at our neighborhood get togethers. She was always so kind to us. May your family experience special blessings as you celebrate together this Christmas and holiday season without her physical presence.

  2. Sorry to read about Nancy passing. She was a wonderful Mother and woman. The best to all of you.

    Rev. Ken

  3. My heart goes out to you Karen, Kathy & John,and all of your families. I am so very sorry to hear the news of your Mother, sweet Nancy’s passing! I think of you guys as family from years ago when you three were just kids! My love to you all!

  4. dear kids, my heart aches to hear about your moms passing. she was one of the sweetest persons i have ever known, my prayers and thoughts are with all of you guys. i love you all so very much carolyn worthington

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