Patricia Diane (Kilian) Walker, 84, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Main Street Manor in Russell with her family by her side.
Patricia was born December 6, 1933 in Russell, the daughter of Sam and Alma (Mai) Kilian. She grew up in Russell and graduated from Russell High School.
Patricia was united in marriage to Robert J. Walker in March, 1953 in Hays, Kansas. This union was blessed with four children; Denise, David, Liz and Roy. They made their home in Russell until 1976 when they moved to West Wego, Louisiana while Robert worked for an offshore drilling company. They returned to Russell in 1979. Robert has preceded Patricia in death.
Patricia worked for the United Telephone Company in Russell as an operator before and after they lived in Louisiana. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. She also was active in the Russell V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and Santa’s Helpers. She enjoyed working with Santa’s Helpers and taking care of animals, but her main love was taking care and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Surviving family include her daughter, Denise Guth (Thomas) of Russell, Kansas; two sons, David Walker (Terri) and Roy Walker (Jacky) all of Russell, Kansas; three brothers, Don Kilian, Bill Kilian and Dennis Kilian all of Russell, Kansas; thirteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert, daughter Liz Barrett and sister Betty Dumler.
Celebration of Patricia’s Life will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the St. John Lutheran Church with Pastor Roger Dennis officiating. Burial will follow at the St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 AM to 8 PM, Friday, January 19, 2018 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell with the family present to greet friends from 6 PM to 7 PM. A Memorial has been established with Santa’s Helpers. Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.