Margie Ann Walker, 76, of Russellville, passed away on November 5, 2023, at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Medical Center (UAMS) in Little Rock. Following a private family committal time in the Chapel of Light, cremation arrangements were carried out under the direction of the J. Herman Humphrey Dignity Cremation Center. A family memorial gathering will be Friday, November 24, 2023, 5:00-8:30 PM, in the meeting room of the Weigh-in complex at the Lake Dardanelle State Park, 2428, Marina Road, in Russellville.\n\nThe daughter of Elmer John & Viola Hazel (Johnson) Koster, Margie was born November 2, 1947, in Carpenter, a small community in northeast Iowa known for hosting summer softball leagues in its two ballfields, some of the only lighted parks in the state at that time. Margie’s love for coaching children in softball and basketball was no doubt influenced through this hometown heritage. She married her late husband, Billy Donaldson Walker, on January 31, 1975, in Dover, enjoying 40 years together before his death in 2015.\n\nMargie was also preceded in death by her parents and five brothers. She leaves a large family legacy that includes her three daughters: Jayanne Frantz (Russel) of Kettering, Ohio, Misti Ochoa (Oscar) of Russellville, and Amy Williamson (Brian) of Russellville; six brothers: Jim Koster (Cheryl) of Belmond, Iowa, Marlin Koster (Mary) of Dover, Butch Koster (Carol) of Marshfield, Missouri, Lee Koster of Dover, Dennis Koster of Russellville, and Tom Koster (Karen) of Stewartville, Minnesota; two sisters: Rozanne Bird and Shirly Wolter both of Belmond, Iowa; nine grandchildren: Chase Frantz, Jayna McCutcheon (Trey), JoAnn McClish, Laken Frantz, Tessa Ochoa, Justin Williamsons, Oscar Green Ochoa, and Tony Ochoa, Brianna Autrey (Calvin); ten great grandchildren: Jakson McCutcheon, Malachi Kirkendall, Xander Ochoa, Lillia Ochoa, Logan Williamson, Shelby Williamson, Braxton Autrey and Harper Autrey; and many more friends and relatives.\n\nGrowing up in a small manufacturing community, Margie learned the value of hard work. She was laborer in tire manufacturing at Firestone in Russellville for over 16 years, and was a proud member of the local Russellville United Steel Workers Union #884. She loved to crochet and cook, especially renown by her family as the master of superb desserts. Her favorite flowers were the white and pink blooms of Dogwood trees and she loved to spend time with family and friends often gathered under their cooling shade.\n\nMargie’s cremains will be interred beside her late husband at McFadden Cemetery in Dover. Honorary pallbearers include Chase Frantz, Rickey Koster, Dale Koster, Kendall Koster, Terry Honeycutt and Jerry Honeycutt.\n\nMargie’s internet obituary and online guestbook are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.