Elizabeth Lorraine “Betty” Walker nee Gorman, age 88, of Johnsburg, passed away at her home. Betty was born June 9, 1928, in Chicago, to Robert Emmett and Clara (Vacha) Gorman. On July 19, 1980, she married Charles A. Walker in Chicago.
Betty was employed in the field of Education for her entire career after receiving her B. A. in Education and M.A. in Education and Administration. She served as a principal and administrator for the Chicago Public School System for over 30 years. Prior to retiring, Betty was principal at Robert Morris Elementary School in Chicago.
A devout Catholic, Betty was a faithful parishioner of St. John the Baptist Church in Johnsburg.
Survivors include her sister, Mary Ann (the late Peter) Spelson; nephews and nieces, Gregory (Lisa) Spelson, Katherine Spelson, Peter Spelson and Kristine (Stephen) Petno; two great-nieces and a great-nephew, Emily, Maria and James; and three step-children, Charles Jr. (Lois) Walker, James (Marietta) Walker, and Mary (Ronald) Orzech, along with a number of step-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Walker, on November 14, 2000.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., Thursday, November 3, 2016, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. Visitation will resume on Friday at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., prior to leaving for the 11 a.m. funeral Mass at St. John the Baptist Church, 2302 W. Church Street, Johnsburg, IL 60051.
Entombment will be in Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield, Wisconsin.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J Miller Road
United States 60050