Mary Helen Walton 72 of rural Harrison passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, February 15, 2021. Mary was born the daughter of Maurice Frederick Monroe and Helen Agnes (Berger) Monroe on February 4, 1949 in Lansing, Michigan. Mary graduated from Webberville High School in 1967. On July 27, 1974 at St. Mary Cathedral, Lansing, Michigan, Mary was united in marriage to the love of her life, Mr. William Edward Walton.
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Mary had resided in Harrison since 2015, moving from Ossineke, Michigan, where she, her husband and two daughters had resided for many years. Prior to her retirement, Mary worked as a bookkeeper for several businesses in the Ossineke area. Upon retirement in Harrison, Mary became a member of St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Harrison. She enjoyed bird watching, floral gardening, boating on her beloved Lily Lake, rock picking, studying Astrology, cooking family dinners, cheering for her favorite drivers in NASCAR and cheering for the Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers. Mary’s fondest memories were shared with her family, especially time spent spoiling her grandchildren.
Surviving Mary Walton is her loving husband and best friend of forty-six years, Mr. William Edward Walton of Harrison, two daughters; Erin Pilarski and husband James of Holland, Michigan and Jennifer Volker and husband Matthew of Blackfoot, Idaho, ten grandchildren; Kaitlyn, Abagale, Erek, Elisabeth, Gabriel, Hallie, Jayden, Jensen, Tayson and Brie, two sisters; Lynda Hetrick and husband Paul of Grayling, Michigan and Barbara Monroe of Lansing, Michigan, two brothers; Christopher Monroe and wife Debbie of Remus, Michigan and Steven Monroe and wife Maureen of Webberville, Michigan, two sisters in-law; Alice Monroe of Holt, Michigan and Andrea Monroe of Calumet, Michigan, one brother in-law, David Kidd of Dansville, Michigan, many nieces, nephews, extended family members and her beloved fur babies; Kal and Kai. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Elizabeth Kidd and two brothers; Maurice Monroe Jr. and Joseph Monroe.
Celebration of Life services honoring Mary Walton will be held Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. from Hope Baptist Church, 3315 East Townline Lake Road, Harrison, Michigan with Pastor Connie Bongard officiating. A time of gathering will be held Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. until time of service. Memorial gifts in honor and memory of Mary may be considered to: V.F.W. Post 1075 of Harrison, 3190 North Clare Avenue, Harrison, Mi. 48625. To share an online memory or condolence with Mary’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements and care of Mary Walton and her family are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810. Following COVID 19 guidelines, all guest attending the gathering and service for Mary Walton are required to wear face masks and practice suggested social distancing.