Sondra Kay Walker of Swansea, IL traveled home for Thanksgiving on Thursday
November 24, 2022 joining her Heavenly Father and her parents, Florence & Oda
Walker. She also joins her siblings, Bobby Jack Walker, Oda Walker, Jr., Mildred
Sebo, Lorraine Panzau & Virginia Regaldo.
Sondra (Sonny) Walker was born in Lorain Ohio and spent her childhood growing
up and attending school in Centralia and Flora, Illinois as her father traveled the
world as a buyer for Valley Steel. She lived most of her adult life in the Cleveland,
OH area working in administration for several years with US Steel prior to joining
Ernst & Young as a Sr. Administrative Assistant, finishing her career in 2016 and
retiring in Swansea to be near a niece, Kathy Ritchie and husband Joe and
nephews Chris Panzau and wife Diane and Richard “Dick” Panzau who all survive
her in Swansea.
She was preceded in death by her mother & father, all of her siblings and their
spouses, three nieces Dawn Marie Walker, Deborah Walker and Linda Sebo and a
nephew Greg Sebo. Left behind until all are called home to join her are nieces
Stacy Chamblin, Jan Walker, Millie Walker and Melody Sebo also nephews Bobby
Walker Jr, Scott Walker, Mark Walker, Jeff Walker and Todd Nichols, many great
nieces and nephews and several great-great nieces & nephews.
One of the greatest joys of Sonny’s life was her association with Bay Presbyterian
Church in Bay Village, Ohio. She served in many capacities and developed many
lifelong friendships. Perhaps her greatest joy was being appointed to become one
of the first women Deacons at Bay Presbyterian Church, a responsibility she
accepted with God’s blessing and guidance. Sonny’s family in Swansea wants to
thank her two closest friends from Bay Presbyterian Church who have visited her
many times and been a great comfort to her during her 5 ½ years battling cancer,
Amber Catalani & Lesli Bryan as were her next door neighbors, Ken & Jan Hebel.
Sonny has requested that there be no Visitation nor Memorial Service and that
she be cremated here in Swansea. Should friends or family wish to make
memorials in Sondra Kay Walker’s name please make them to Bay Presbyterian
Church, 25415 Lake Road, Bay Village, OH 44140 or to the donor’s choice of