Louise (Tootie) Smith Walker

November 16, 1931 - August 19, 2021 Avondale, PA | Age 89 Known for Her Sweetness and Big Smile

Louise (Tootie) Smith Walker, age 89 of Avondale, Pa, passed away peacefully at her home on August 19, 2021.

Born November 16, 1931 in Yorklyn, DE, Louise was the daughter of the late Leedom Smith and the late Clara Sharp Smith.

Louise graduated from Kennett High School in 1949. She married her late husband, Alfred D. Walker, in 1952, and they shared 58 years of marriage prior to Alfred’s passing in 2014. Louise was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Kennett Square, Pa. In addition to attending services there for many years, she enjoyed volunteering in the children’s nursery.

Louise loved flowers and birds, especially geraniums and cardinals. She enjoyed swimming, knitting, and rooting for her favorite teams, the Phillies and Sixers. Louise was known for her sweetness and big smile that seemed to never leave her face. She was always happy to be with family and loved being surrounded by little children. Louise was a wonderful mother, aunt, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Louise is survived by her daughters, Beverly Haines, (the late, Tom), Carol Watterson (Tom), Jan Die (Kirk), and Nancy Walker; her brother, Leedom Smith; her sister, Anne Thompson; 4 grandchildren, Jennifer Anderson (Dave), Allison Haines, Corbin Watterson (Rachel), and Morgan Skatz (Matt); 3 great grandchildren, Nasir Curtis, and Cameron and Wesley Watterson; several nieces and nephews; as well as her pretty cat, Ollie. Louise was predeceased by her brother, Robert Smith and her sister, Jane Berube.

Louise’s daughters would like to express their most heartfelt thanks to her caregiver, Patricia Weber, Willow Tree Hospice of Kennett Square, Pa, and Right at Home of Gap, Pa. The compassion, support, and kindness shown to them during this difficult time will not be forgotten.

Services for Louise will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations in memory of Louise, be made to the Kennett Square Presbyterian Church, 211 S. Broad Street, Kennett Square, Pa 19348.

Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square, Pa.

Memorial Donations

Kennett Square Presbyterian Church

211 S. Broad Street
Kennett Square, Pa 19348





  1. I am so sad to hear about my Aunt Tootie. She was a warm loving person inside and out. Tootie always had stories to tell about Sissy and Anne and her brothers growing up in the country. She was very proud of her girls and all of their families and wanted only the best for all of them. I will miss our late night card games, home cooked dinners around her kitchen table and trips to Lancaster when we would visit PA. My condolences to all of the Walker family and please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you always.

    Laura Berube | August 26, 2021 at 10:09 AM
  2. Bev, Carol, Jan and Nancy,
    It has been many years since I have seen each of you. Dad used to pick me up in his yellow BUG to get me to babysit you girls. Your Mom was always so sweet to me. May your memories of your parents keep you during this difficult time. Love and Huggs to all of you. Nancy Wollaston McMahon

    Nancy W McMahon | August 24, 2021 at 1:54 PM
  3. Girls & family,
    So sad to hear about your mom. Will always cherish coming to your home, she always made me feel welcome. Never forget our many funny converasations with your mom sitting in your den, couldn’t wait for the next time! We would laugh till we cried! Her awesome delicious Sweet Tea and eating pretzels with it. A lady with a BIG HEART and SMILE to match. Miss you guys! Rest in peace Mrs. Walker.

    Jane Fiore | August 23, 2021 at 10:34 AM

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