Obituaries Chester John “Chet” Walker

Chester John “Chet” Walker


EMPORIA — Chester John “Chet” Walker, Emporia, formerly of Burlingame, died Friday, Dec. 24, 2021, at Newman Regional Health, Emporia. He was 94.

He was born Oct. 22, 1927, in Agnes City, the son of Harry W. and Bertha E. (Borkert) Walker.

Chet married Betty E. Dent April 6, 1960, in Topeka.

He served in United States Army. After coming home, he spent the rest of his life farming.

Chet was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and five sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Walker, Emporia; daughters, Kathy A. Dean, Enterprise, and Connie A. Palacio, Osage City; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Cremation is planned, with a private service to be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research or the Wounded Warrior Project and sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, P.O. Box 175, Emporia, KS 66801.

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