Elda Mae Walker

Elda Mae Walker, 82, of Panama died Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Spiro. Elda was born Jan. 1, 1932, in Panama (Poker Bend) to William and Rena (Keeney) Darneal. She worked at Whirlpool. Elda was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Paul “Sonny” Walker. She loved to cook for kids and grandkids and watch them play ball.Survivors include her children, Gayle James of Shady Point, Mike and Sherri Walker, Mark Walker all of Panama, Gerald and Lois Gotes of Poteau, Gary Walker of Dallas, Ore.; 11 grandchildren, Shaun Colwell, Robyn Brewer, Cassie James, Matt and Nikki Walker, Weston Walker, Shannon and Vickie Gotes, Scott and Kim Gotes, Heather and Jamie Stewart, Marcus and Cheryl Gotes-Jasso, Jason and Lacy Walker-Bayne, Kendra and Tyler Walker-Nunn; 23 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Opal Brown, June Johnson, Catherine Skelton; other relatives and loved ones.Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, with the Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Panama. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home.