Emma Jewel Walker


Emma Jewel Walker, 83, of Benton Harbor, passed away, Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville.

Celebration of Life Services will be held 10:00 A.M. Saturday at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev. Curt Ferrell officiating.  Friends may visit with the family from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hanson Hospice Center c/o Starks & Menchinger Chapel.  Those wishing to sign Emma Jewel’s Memory Book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Emma Jewel was born October 29, 1930 in Cash, Arkansas to Rolin & Rose (Hinkle) Forrester.  On December 14, 1950, she married George Walker in Newport, Arkansas.  After George’s military service they made their home in Southwest Michigan.  Emma Jewel cared for her family and cherished that time, especially with her grandchildren.  She enjoyed the winters in Avon Park, Florida where she attended the Orange Blossom Fellowship.

Emma Jewel is survived by her husband George; two daughters-Cheryl (Curt) Ferrell of New Castle, IN, Joy (David) Rodgers of McComb, MI; four grandchildren-Alissa & Amber Rodgers & Kaitlyn & Emily Ferrell; and numerous nieces & nephews.  She was preceded in death by her siblings-Roy & Neal Forrester, Louise Trail & Dorotha Howard.