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Gretchen Lynn Walker

July 30, 1975 — May 19, 2024

Murray

Gretchen Lynn Walker


Gretchen Lynn Walker, a beloved National Board Certified Second Grade Teacher and Reading Specialist at East Calloway County Elementary School left this world May 19, 2024, in Murray, Calloway County, Kentucky. Born on July 30, 1975, in Carrollton, Carroll County, Kentucky, Gretchen was known for her dedication to educating young minds and her passion for teaching.

Gretchen's sudden departure after a brief illness has left a void in the hearts of many who knew her. She will be remembered not only for her impactful career but also for the love and care she showered upon her family and friends. Gretchen found immense joy in spending time with her children and embraced every moment with them.

Preceding her in death are her son Alexander Augustus Akers; her mother Sharon Lynn Clifton; and her brother Adam Ray Clifton.

 She is survived by her loving husband Chris Walker of Murray, KY; a daughter Ava Malynn Akers; a son Jackson Erik Akers; bonus daughter Ally Walker LaFrance of Benton, KY; a sister Melanie Louden Gayhart; a brother Jay Louden; and father and stepmother Dennis Ray Clifton and Janet Clifton of Union, KY.

In addition to her immediate family, Gretchen leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness through the lives she touched. Hayden Arant, Luis Lira, Logan McKnight - whom she considered as sons; and her "Elephant" sisters - Ashli Gore, Susan Miles, Jeannie Russell, Ashley Smith, Shelley Stillwell - will always hold a special place in their hearts for Gretchen.

The services to honor and celebrate Gretchen's life will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024. A Memorial Gathering at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM. A Celebration of Life will then be held at the same location at 2:00 PM.

Gretchen Lynn Walker's legacy as an educator, a devoted mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend will continue to illuminate the lives she touched. May her soul rest in eternal peace.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the Laker Lighthouse Family Resource Center Angel Fund, 1169 Pottertown Road, Murray, Kentucky, 42071, or the Jackson& Ava Akers College Fund to support their education.  Contributions can be sent to Venmo@Jason-Akers-17.

Local Arrangements have been entrusted with the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home.
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Graveside Service

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Memorial Gathering

Saturday, June 8, 2024

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home

809 Highland Ave, Carrollton, KY 41008

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home

809 Highland Ave, Carrollton, KY 41008

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