Jennifer Lynn Walker
Jennifer Lynn Walker, age 58, of Independence, MO, peacefully passed away on October 10, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer. Despite the challenges she faced, Jennifer’s spirit remained unbroken, and she continued to wear a warm smile that reflected her enduring love for her family and friends.
Jennifer was born in Calgary Canada, May 2nd, 1965. She was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt and cousin who touched the lives of all who were fortunate enough to know her. She graduated from Blue Springs High School in 1983 and continued her education at the University of Central Missouri, graduating in 1987. She spent the next 35 years as a teacher and administrator focusing on early childhood development.
Jennifer was a true embodiment of selflessness. She was a fierce advocate for those she loved, a caring soul with a sense of humor that could light up the darkest of rooms. She was assertive in her beliefs, and her convictions were unwavering. Her sense of humor was infectious, and her intelligence shone in her conversations. Her greatest gift was her ability to care for others without expecting anything in return. Her kindness was boundless, and her generosity knew no limits. She had an uncanny knack for making those around her feel seen, valued, and loved. Her presence was large, and she made sure to include you in her orbit. She brought warmth and comfort to those in need, always offering a shoulder to lean on and a listening ear.
Jennifer was never a pet lover nor an outdoor enthusiast early in life, but that all changed when she met Suess, and then Moxie, her beloved dogs. Suddenly the allergies were gone and drool on the clothes was a common fashion accessory; she understood what a pet could do for the soul. Likewise, as the family grew and new generations discovered the lake, she officially started the moniker known as the Lake Lizards, which she happily presided over, and the transformation was complete. She was the beacon and glue for our family. Her true joy and happiness in life came from her family – she is survived by her brother, Vincent Walker, nephew Andrew Walker, wife Laura Walker, son Henry, son Patrick, nephew Austin Walker, wife Bailey Walker, niece Abigail Walker, nephew Adam Walker.
A visitation will be 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday, October 16, 2023, at Langsford Funeral Home.
A private graveside service for immediate family only will follow the visitation.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to H8Cancer.org