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Tatiana Walker, 24 – Passed October 19, 2018

Tatiana Rose Chichinere Quesenberry was born October 22, 1993, in Whiteside County, Illinois, at home with the help of three midwives, friends, and family. She died suddenly on Friday, October 19, 2018, at 1:04 a.m. at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She was 24 years, 11 months, and 28 days of age.

Tatiana was home schooled through the seventh grade. She attended eighth grade at Prophetstown Vocational School and attended high school online with Penn Foster High School. She also attended Whiteside Area Career Center in Sterling, Illinois.

She greatly enjoyed horseback riding, dancing, reading books, painting, cooking, and spending time with her animals. She worked as a detasseler for a few years. Tatiana began working at age sixteen at Original Taco in Morrison, Illinois. She moved to Missouri in June of 2012 and worked as a waitress for Midwest Truck Stop in Willow Springs, El Rancho Truck Plaza in Cabool, Open Range in Willow Springs, and for Los Dos Potrillos in Mountain Grove before falling ill of polymyositis and later developed hemolytic-uremic syndrome. Tatiana had also worked as a consultant for It Works and had reached Ruby status.

Tatiana met her husband, Travis Walker, while working at Original Taco. They were married on October 10, 2013.

Tatiana was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, David and Muriel Roquet, and her paternal grandparents, Glenn Quesenberry and Joan Silveira.

She is survived by her husband, Travis Walker of Mountain Grove, Missouri; her parents, Ronald Craig Quesenberry and Ramona Lynn (Roquet) Quesenberry of Lyndon, Illinois; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard Allen Ciesielski and Jamie Kay (Smith) Ciesielski, her sister-in-law, Jenna Nicoli, and her husband’s grandparents, Terrance and Joanne Hiland, all of Mountain Grove; and other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends from all over. She loved many and was loved by all.

Visitation will be held Thursday, October 25, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 26, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lone Star Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with expenses c/o the funeral home.