Marie L. Walton

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 5/24/2014 10:30:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 5/24/2014 24:00:00

Marie L. (Wallin) Walton of Willard, Ohio, 76, passed away May 17th, 2014. Born February 6th, 1938 in Barcelona, Spain; daughter of Heinrich M. and Marie A. Harke. Marie raised her three children in Springfield, OH and then later moved to Willard, OH where she retired as an engineer from the CSX Railroad.
She is preceded in death by her husband, James, and her parents. Marie is survived by her brother, John J. Harke (Toby) of Philadelphia, PA; a son, Jon P. Wallin of FL; two daughters; Debbie M. Garman (Greg) of Springfield, OH, and Susan F. McCall (Jack) of Edmond, OK; 13 grand children and several great grand children; her long time companion, Lee Buckingham of Willard, OH; and her faithful canine companion, BEN. Marie was a friend to all and held many friends close to her heart.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, where there will be a funeral service at 12:00 PM with Rev. James Gaston officiating. In honor of Marie, her family requests in lieu of flowers, that you pay it forward (Help a neighbor, help a stranger, donate to a charity of choice…). Online condolences can be made at


Robert (Bob) Potts - Jan 29, 2015

This is late and I am so sorry for being so. I will always remember Marie as the woman with a heart of gold and a judo flip that had no equal. It truly saddens me she is gone. Bob.

Anita Hahler - May 24, 2014

I wanted to take a moment to extend my deepest sympathy to your family. I knew Marie as she was one of my favorite customers at Country Kitchen. She was truly a special lady and I have many fond memories of her. I had to work today or I surely would have come to pay my last respects…she will be in my heart forever!

Jim Blum / BLET Division 526 - May 23, 2014

Thoughts and prayers to Marie and her family.

Matt Shininger - May 22, 2014

Marie was one in a million. She was always there to listen, to laugh, to give advice and sometimes to chew you out if you needed it. I worked with Marie for many, many years in a ‘mans’ industry where she was one of the first female engineers. To say she stood her ground is an understatement, She had the perfect blend of toughness and sincere kindness. I know my life is better for have knowing Marie and I send my condolences to her family.

Pat and Lindsay Barnes - May 22, 2014

Marie was a terrific lady and a great neighbor. Our family will miss her very much.

Richard Brown & Family - May 22, 2014

We all share your sorrow at this time. Your mom was a very sweet and friendly lady. I always enjoyed her stories about friends we knew in Yellow Springs.Our deepest sympathy to the all the family.pR08k

David Dalton - May 21, 2014

Sorry to hear of the passing of Marie, she was a very nice lady and an excellent coworker.

Sue Wolfe - May 21, 2014

I had the pleasure of meeting Marie when she volunteered to help us at First United Methodist with our children’s programs on Wednesdays. Her love of children and helping others helped to project her love of Christ to all of us involved in this program. Marie, you will be missed by many, but you now walk in the Lord’s wonderful garden.

shirley myers - May 21, 2014

Jon,Susan,Debbie. I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your wonderful mom… I worked with her a really long time ago,when she was a hostess at the Springfield Country Club.I was proud to count her as a friend. We shared much laughter..She adored you three and always talked about you. I’m sorry we lost contact.It was my loss. Please accept my sincerest condolences. Shirley Myers

Pat M Myers - May 20, 2014


pambuckingham - May 20, 2014

A sweet lady who was a great person to go to to talk when no one else had time to care. Prayers go to your family and you will be greatly missed by all especially Ben

pambuckingham - May 20, 2014

A sweet lady who was a great person to go to to talk when no one else had time to care. Prayers go to your family and you will be greatly missed by all especially Ben