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educator , publishing executive , business owner

Jane Stewart Walker, small business owner, publishing executive, educator. Co-recipient Humanitarian of Year, Arthritis Foundation Indiana, 1998.


Walker, Jane Stewart was born on July 9, 1938 in Connersville, Indiana, United States. Daughter of George Sinks and Cornelia Stewart Tatman.


Bachelor, Sweet Briar College, Virginia, 1960.


Assistant teacher The Children's Corner, Indianapolis, 1971—1975. Historic interpreter Conner Prairie Pioneer Settlement, Noblesville, 1975. Staff assistant History Landmarks Foundation Indiana, Indianapolis, 1975—1978.

Classified ads, credit and purchasing Topics Newspapers, 1978—1980. Staff education docent Children's Museum, 1981—1988. Part owner News Examiner Company, Connersville, 1991—1993, Winchester (Kentucky) Sun, 1991—2005, Commercial Printing Service, Connersville, Indiana, since 1989.

Director and vice president Tatman, Inc., Connersville, Indiana, since 1983. Secretary and president Foundation Hand Research and Education, Indianapolis, 1988—1994. Director and vice president Walker Family Foundation, since 1993.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis, 1994.


State co-chair Phillips Academy National Centennial Fund Doctor, Andover, Massachusetts, 1977—1979. Director and president Coleman Adoption Services, 1982—1988. Chairman finance development Arthritis Foundation Indiana, Indianapolis, 1989—1997.

Member alumni council Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1984. Board director Sweet Briar College, Virginia, 1999—2006, vice chairman board director, 2003—2006. Member of Sweet Briar Alumnas Club of Indiana (co-president since 1990), University Park Country Club.


  • Other Interests

    Photography, golf, reading, travel.


Married Frank Dilling Walker, August 25, 1979. Married Guy Thomas Connelly (divorced). Children: Kevin Connelly, Katherine Connelly.

George Sinks

Cornelia Stewart Tatman

Frank Dilling Walker

Guy Thomas Connelly

Kevin Connelly Walker

Katherine Connelly Walker