Mary Ellen Walker

August 17, 2021

Mary Ellen Walker, 60, of rural Frankfort, died August 17, 2021 at I.U. Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.  She was born November 13, 1960 in Clinton County to George W. & Dorothy A. (Ostroski) Koppelmann.  Her marriage of 39 years was to Max E. Walker on September 12, 1981 and he survives.

Mary Ellen was a 1979 graduate of Clinton Central High School. She was owner with her husband of Max Repair & Service, worked at Frankfort Hospital 1979-1990 and worked at Emerson for 13 years.  She was a member of the Manson Congregational Church.  She enjoyed working in the yard, boating with friends, music and loved her grandchildren.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 12:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, August 23, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort.  Funeral service will begin at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park.

Survived by:

She is survived by her husband:  Max E. Walker of rural Frankfort, 2 sons:  Shawn (Whitney) Walker of W. Lafayette and Ryan (Kayleigh) Walker of Frankfort, daughter:  Alisha (Damon) LaPorte of Concord, NC, sisters-in-law:  Debra Koppelmann of Kirklin and Becky Robbins of Frankfort, 2 brothers:  George W. Koppelmann of Monticello and Kenneth K. (Melissa) Koppelmann of Frankfort, 4 grandchildren, Gracie, Roeman, Keafer, Nash and Ellie Jo, who is due in October.  

Preceded by:

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Richard David Koppelmann, father-in-law, Davaun Walker, mother-in-law, Marilou Walker, brothers-in-law, Paul Robbins and Rex Walker, and sister-in-law, Donna Koppelmann.

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62 Condolences for “Mary Ellen Walker”

  1. Bob and Susie Surber August 19, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    Max, Lish, boys and all please except our heartfelt condolences at this time. You are all in our prayers and thoughts.

    • Rusty and Linda McQueen August 19, 2021 at 4:23 pm

      Max and Family please accept our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Dean A. Huddleston August 19, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    Max, please accept Pam and my condolences on your loss. Many men are blessed to have a wonderful spouse to share their lives with. Some are blessed to have an extraordinary business partner, you had both. Please know you and your family will remain in our prayers.

  3. Lori Snyder August 19, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    Dear Max and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mary Ellen. The heart break you all are going through at this time is so hard to imagine. But your loss is her gain…..oh to be in the arms of Jesus. My prayers are with you all at this time.

    Lori Snyder

  4. Rita York August 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    I’m so terribly sorry for your loss!! She was such a sweet lady!!!!

  5. Bill Rich August 19, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    Max, I am so sorry to hear about Mary Ellen. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Terri Martin Dean August 19, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    Max and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. You all will be in my prayers in the days and months going forward. Lord wrap your arms around this family and comfort them!

  7. Peggy (Smith) Matzen August 19, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    A classmate of Clinton Central 1979. God Bless all the Walker Family.

  8. Jenny (Fuel) Smith August 19, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    Kayleigh, Ryan and Max, I am so sorry to hear of Mary Ellen’s passing. She was always fun to work with at Emerson. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Lynette August 19, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Max & family, we are so sorry for your loss. Mary Ellen was so kind to everyone. We pray that your wonderful memories together keep her close to your hearts. We pray that God fills you with His peace & love. Lynette & Jeff Hardesty

  10. Ted Miller August 19, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    Thinking of you and family during this time of sorrow. Prayer and sympathy.

  11. Pat Hedge August 19, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Max, so sorry to hear this. Hang on to all the precious memories. She was a sweet lady.

  12. Alan & Liz Sharpe August 19, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    Max and family, so sorry to hear the news of Mary Ellen’s passing. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Rick & Tanny Irwin August 19, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    So sorry for your loss!! Thought she was doing better! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers!!

  14. Richard L. Gray August 19, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    Max and Family, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    God Bless,
    Dick and Janet Gray

  15. Dustin & Kati Leslie August 19, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    Max, Alisha, Boys & Family — we’re so sorry for your family’s tremendous loss. We are praying for comfort for your hearts during this time and in the days to come.

  16. Cindy Cacy August 19, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    Max and family, We are so saddened by the loss of Mary Ellen. We are so sorry. She will be missed by all who knew her. She was such a sweet and loving person. Gone way too soon. Take care. We are thinking of you and the boys.
    Bob and Cindy Cacy

  17. Cindy King August 19, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    To my lifelong friend. I will love you and miss you till the day we meet again. You were my whole sister (our inside joke) RIP

  18. Jamie Hardesty August 19, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Mary Ellen passing. She was such a nice lady. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  19. Becky Walker August 19, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    So sorry to see that our classmate Mary Ellen has passed. Condolences to the family and friends.

    Dean and Becky Walker

  20. Greg Lynch August 19, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    Max and family very sorry for your loss. Mary Ellen was special lady. I will miss her and and our conversations.

  21. Julia Lewis August 19, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    Max and family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Mary Ellen was a great co-worker to work with at Emerson. My prayers are with your family.

  22. Anne & Greg McCune August 19, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    Max, keeping you all in our prayers. Knew Mary Ellen for years. Worked with her at the hospital. Great lady! Hold onto the memories. Love, Greg and Anne

  23. Raymond Beets August 19, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    To the family. Sorry to hear this. We went to school together. She was always fun in school.

  24. Gale Bushman August 19, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Max and family, No words can express our thoughts on your loss of a great woman, wife and mother. So we will just share tears with you for now. Prayers for all of you.

  25. Janice Jacoby August 19, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    So sorry to hear of Mary Ellen’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Janice Jacoby

  26. Mike & Charlyn Catron August 19, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Max and family, We’re so sorry to hear of Many Ellen’s passing. You and your family are in our prayers.

  27. Tom & Brenda Kallner August 19, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Max and family please except our condolences. There is nothing we can do or say to relieve the hole in your heart that your are feeling at this time. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  28. Marilyn K. August 19, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Max, my heart breaks for you and the boys, as well as all of the family. Mary Ellen was a great person. She always made me smile. There aren’t any words that I can say that will ease your pain. But, if there were anyway that I could, I would over and over. I’m so very, very sorry. Many prayers and much love.
    Marilyn

  29. Mary Kay August 19, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    We are so sorry to hear this. Sending our deepest sympathy.

    John and Mary Kay Baker

  30. Dave & Bette Patchett August 19, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    Max and family, Dave and I are so sorry to hear of Mary Ellen’s passing!! Keeping you in our prayers!!

  31. Candice Horlacher August 20, 2021 at 7:25 am

    So sorry to hear of this tremendous loss. What a wonderful woman to have known. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  32. Mona Elsea August 20, 2021 at 8:12 am

    We are so sorry to hear about Mary Ellen. Your family is in our prayers. God bless you all.

  33. rmclouse@att.net August 20, 2021 at 9:18 am

    Max and Family

    Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with all your family! We enjoyed talking to her when we were in the shop. Memories are as close as your heart! May God give you strength.

  34. Colleen Leckrone August 20, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Max and Family.
    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Colleen and Larry Leckrone

  35. Julie Smith August 20, 2021 at 10:08 am

    Max and family,
    If ever there was a perfect spouse for you, it was Mary Ellen. She was always the most pleasant woman and always smiling. May God be with you during the months ahead.
    Much Love,
    Greg and Julie Smith

  36. Gloria J. Perrel August 20, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    Max and family, I am so sorry to hear about Mary Ellen’s passing. She was a sweet lady. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  37. Linda & Gary Myers August 20, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Max and family, Keeping you and your family in our prayers.

  38. John & Betty Wheeler August 20, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Max, Shawn and Ryan, so very sorry for the loss of your beloved wife and mother. Mary Ellen was a wonderful person. Prayers for you all.
    John & Betty Wheeler

  39. Madeline Sanders August 20, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of her passing. May God watch over your family.

  40. Kim Cochran August 20, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    So sorry Max. Mary Ellen was such a sweet person. Keeping you & your family in my prayers.

  41. Carla Zerfas August 20, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss Ryan and Mx and family, she was a really kind lady my heart goes out to you.

  42. Carol Carter August 21, 2021 at 7:52 am

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We are sending you our prayers.

  43. John and Rita Hackerd August 21, 2021 at 9:20 am

    We are very sorry for your loss. Mary Ellen will be remembered fondly by all who knew her.

  44. Carol Amich August 21, 2021 at 10:35 am

    So very very sorry for your loss. Mary Ellen was always so sweet and pleasant. Prayers to the family.

  45. Dave and Sandi Herrick August 21, 2021 at 11:03 am

    Our most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Max and family.

  46. Merica Nelson August 21, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Max and family. Mary Ellen was a special lady. She is so missed. My life is the richer for having all of you in it. Sending my love.

  47. Jim Strode August 21, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    Max and all the family Margie and I are truly heart struck for your loss of Mary Ellen, was a truly nice lady wife mother grandmother etc. and was taken from you and everyone too early. She’s in heaven know at peace and will be missed by all. So sorry Max. JIm and Margie Strode

  48. Chris & Suellen Myers August 21, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  49. Rhonda (Butts) Edwards August 21, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Mary Ellen very well in high school. I remember she always had a smile on her face and liked to laugh. She was very pleasant to be around. Prayers for all of you.

  50. George Irwin August 22, 2021 at 7:20 am

    Mary Ellen was a great person and done a excellent job of running her and Max’s business. She will be sadly missed by all of us. My condolences to all of the family.

  51. Randy Richards August 22, 2021 at 9:16 am

    I am sadden Max on hearing of Mary Ellen passing. Mary Ellen was always sweet on the phone when I called into your shop and I enjoyed talking to you both when I was at your shop. Know that you and your family are in my prayers. “For we hope through our Lord Jesus Christ and His resurrection” 1 Peter 1:3.

  52. Wanda August 22, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    So sorry for your great loss. Mary Ellen graduated with my son, Kyle Kercheval.

  53. Greg and Penny Boots August 22, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    Max, My heart aches for you and your family. Greg and I are so sorry for your loss. Mary Ellen was such a sweet and kind person. Prayers for all of you.

  54. Brett D. and Mary Lou Arion August 23, 2021 at 7:51 am

    Dear Max and Family,

    Our hearts were broken to hear of Mary Ellen’s passing and we send our love and sincere condolences. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  55. Cathie Jo Neidlinger August 23, 2021 at 9:53 am

    Max and family,
    My heart breaks for all of you. Thoughts and prayers are sent your way.
    Jerry and Cathie Jo

  56. Vickie Koppelmann August 23, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    So sorry to hear about your loss.

  57. Vicki Cleaver August 23, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    We were unable to attend because of sickness; we pray for peace and comfort for the family, Bill and Vicki. Cleaver

  58. Jim and Diana Schutz August 23, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    We just heard of the passing of your dear wife, mother and grandmother! Jim and I send our sincere sympathies to you all at this very difficult time! May you be comforted in knowing she is with her Lord and Savior!

    Sincerely
    Jim and Diana Schutz

  59. Jerry Kelly August 23, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    My condolences to the family through this very difficult time.

  60. Carolyn Sharp August 29, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    Max
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bob and Carolyn Sharp

  61. Ron & Erilda Coleman August 30, 2021 at 8:33 am

    Dear family,
    So very sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers of strength & comfort being sent heavenward. May God wrap His loving arms around you.
    God Bless. Ron & Erilda Coleman

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