NANCY C. WALKLET, 87, of Milan, Pennsylvania passed from her well-lived life on March 10, 2019 in Hackettstown, New Jersey. Born June 11, 1931 in Lyons, Kansas, she was the daughter of Edith (Myerley) and Herbert Johnson. Married to John R. Walklet for 54 years, they lived in Berkeley Heights, NJ before retiring to their farm in Milan, PA in 1986.
She attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas where she met her husband, John. While in Berkeley Heights, she worked in various secretarial/clerical positions for Richland Knowles Insurance Company, AT&T and Booz-Allen Hamilton.
She loved reading, swimming, cooking and was especially proud of the events and dinners she helped organize with her church family at the First Presbyterian Church of Athens. In addition, she was a long-time active member of the Valley Lioness Club and volunteered for American Cancer Society Daffodil Days and the Salvation Army at Christmas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John and son-in-law, Don Riker.
Nancy most enjoyed her family and all the gatherings and traditions created over the years. She is survived by her daughters Linda Walklet-Riker of Sayre, PA; Bonnie and Rick Dotson of Irwin, PA; Betsy and Jim Bauer of Liberty Corner, NJ; Karen and David Flinn of Park City, UT; and Susie Walklet and husband Marc Lent of Landing, NJ. Her beloved grandchildren are Donnie Riker; Kim (Dotson) and Rob Forcella, Beth (Dotson) and Andrew Kieley, Josh and Ashley Dotson; Jonathan and Susanne Bauer, Jeff and Susan Bauer; Melissa Flinn and Reed Fisher, Darcie Flinn, Sarah Flinn and Austin Coates; Cassidy Pinnix-Lattari and Brian Lattari, Chris Pinnix and Kelsey Dul. Nancy’s cherished great-grandchildren are Meghan Zuccaro and Charlotte Forcella, Colin and Katie Kieley, Cooper and Cora Bauer, Henry Flinn-Fisher, Braden and Mason Lattari. Also, she is survived by her step brother Al (Sonny) Wight of Wichita, KS.
A celebration of Nancy’s life will be at a later date. Interment will be held at Mount Hebron Cemetery in Montclair, NJ. Donations may be made in Nancy’s memory to the Sayre/Athens Lioness Club, Heath Village Health Care Center Employee Fund, 430 Schooleys Mountain Road, Hackettstown, NJ 07840; the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (www.ocrahope.org) or a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, Inc, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com/