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Claude "Claudia" Elisabeth McCoy-Walker

Claude “Claudia” Elisabeth McCoy-Walker, age 93, of Marion, passed away at 10:45 pm on Friday, March 27, 2020 at Hawthorne Inn in Marion.

Claudia was born in Bois Colombes, France on July 15, 1926, the daughter of Gaston and Marthe (Tabour) Legat. She married Leonard McCoy in Akrin, Ohio on September 15, 1946. He preceded her in death in September of 1972. She later married Earl Walker in West Frankfort, Illinois on February 21, 1975. He preceded her in death on December 28, 2005.

She was a member of the First Church of God, Little Egypt Red Hats and Red Hats in Harmony. Claudia enjoyed spending her time painting.

Survivors include her children, Catherine Ziegler of Carbondale, Daryl McCoy of West Frankfort, Joyce and Donald King of Thompsonville, Corinne Stevenson of Johnston City; two step children, Bob and Joan McCoy of Stow, Ohio, Onalee Roberts of Dayton, Ohio; ten grandchildren, Nicholas McCoy, Mason McCoy, Sean and Lisa King, Devin and Tammy King, Lisa and Robbie Lindhorst, Leonard King, Michelle and Efren Canizales, Jason Steveson, Jeremy and Della Steveson, Joshua and Tori Steveson; seventeen great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, sister, Nicole Dixon; two son-in-laws, Howard Ziegler and Robert “Bob” Steveson; three step children, Marjorie Lane, Leonard Vernon McCoy, Helena Edwards.

DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS RELATED TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND BY THE SIGNING OF EXECUTIVE ORDER BY GOVERNOR J.B. PRITZKER, a private funeral service and visitation will be held at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Reverend Phil Nelson officiating.  Burial will follow at Denning Cemetery in West Frankfort.

For those who prefer, memorials may be made to the Lakeland Baptist Church of Carbondale or Zion United Church of Christ in Marion. For more information or to sign the memorial guest registry online, please visit www.bluefuneralhome.com.

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Joyce and Daryl, Our heartfelt sympathy, thoughts, and prayers to you and your family. We will miss seeing you. Thank you for all your assistance at Hawthorne Inn. Marietta and Melinda

Marietta and Melinda Apr 1 2020 6:50 PM

I'm so sorry that you've lost your mother. I always loved to see her come in the Senior Citizens Center when I worked there. She always had a smile on her face. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Vicki Hayes Apr 1 2020 4:27 PM

So sorry for your loss, especially at a time when we need to come together, but are forced to be apart. Au revoir charmante dame. My your memory be a blessing.

Kathi Neubert Apr 1 2020 2:02 PM

Claude was a very kind person and will be missed. Loved being in Red Hats with her. My condolences and prayers to her family.

Reatta Barnfield Mar 31 2020 3:59 PM

Joyce, Don and McCoy-Walker families. So sorry for your loss! Joyce, I am so thankful that you introduced me to your mother and I got to spend a little time with her. She was such a kind person. May the Lord hold your hearts and remind you all how much you are loved! Robert and family

Robert Smith Mar 31 2020 2:47 AM

She was a beautiful lady with a full life and always wore a smile. I have many memories involving Claudia and will cherish those thoughts forever.

Janet Wood Mar 30 2020 5:50 PM

Condolences to Joyce and the McCoy-Walker families. She was a delightful and wonderful person.

Mary Lynn Smith Mar 30 2020 5:39 PM

Love and prayers to Claudias family! She was a precious lady!

Jaye Palmer Mar 30 2020 3:34 PM

I was in Little Egypt Red Hat Ladies with Claudia. I always enjoyed visiting with her and will always remember her sweet smile. Sympathy to Cathy and Corinne and all your family. You are all in my prayers. Claudia is in the arms of Jesus now!

Martha Ann Webb Mar 30 2020 1:15 PM

Sorry I wont be able to attend but my thoughts & prayers are with all of you

Gail Ross Mar 30 2020 1:13 PM

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