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Aletha (Emmert) Walden

Aletha (Emmert) Walden, age 98, of Tompkinsville, Kentucky passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at the Monroe County Medical Center. She was born on May 24, 1923, the daughter of Benton and Phoebe (Thompson) Emmert. She married Kenton Walden on June 30, 1945. She was a member of the Freewill Church of Christ and a member of Golden Thimble Quilters. Mrs. Walden was a retired garment factory worker and was known for her quilting skills and fried apple pies.

She is survived by two sons, Anthony (Janice )Walden of Tompkinsville and J.B. (Cathy Jo) Walden of Burkesville; two daughters, Patricia Walden and Penny (Junior) Pickerell both of Tompkinsville; seven grandchildren, Chris (Kim) Walden, Carter (Mary Ann) Walden, Casey (Amber) Walden, Marty (Brandy) Walden, John Mark (Shannon) Pickerell, Chad (Brookie) Walden, Terri Beth (Chris) Ford; thirteen great-grandchildren; Cole Walden, CJ Walden (fiancee` Ashley), McKinnley (Cole) Scott, Clint (Katelyn) Walden, Brylee Pickerell, Landri Walden, Caroline Walden, Alyssa Pickerell, Briley Sewell, Khalin Walden, Keagan Walden, Kennedy Walden, and Luke Ford. Two great-great-grandchildren on the way, two sisters; Olivia Hall, and Dean Gettings, and one brother, Jack Emmert also survive.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of forty-eight years, Kenton Walden; one grandson, Cory Walden; one great-grandson, Caden Walden; five brothers, Ervin, Francis, Ray, Joe, and Eugene Emmert; two sisters, Opal Bartley, and Geneva Dyer, and two infant siblings.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Aletha will be conducted on Monday, November 22, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Bartley & Sons Funeral Home in Tompkinsville with burial to follow in Monroe County Memorial Lawn. The family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m., and again on Monday morning from 7:00 a.m. until time for services at 1:00.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Mt. Poland Cemetery or Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Those may be made at the funeral home or mailed to Bartley & Sons, 204 Columbia Avenue, Tompkinsville, KY 42167.

Bartley & Sons Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Aletha Walden.

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Such a sweet, fun person. So sorry for your loss.

Jane Stanford Nov 29 2021 11:15 AM

Prayers for the family 🙏

Marsha Conkin Miles Nov 25 2021 9:03 AM

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Amanda Hammer Nov 24 2021 1:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Aletha Walden

Lynn Chapman Nov 22 2021 12:19 AM

Your Mom was a light in the darkness.. She was kind , and a good person. She will be missed by her friends and you that loved her dearly.

England Hope Nov 21 2021 8:59 PM

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Tony walden Nov 21 2021 7:41 PM

God Bless all the Family. 🙏🙏🙏🙏's

Tommy Ferguson Nov 21 2021 5:08 PM

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