Mary Parker


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Posted Online: Jan. 03, 2013, 6:57 pm
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Mary A. Parker, 82, of Milan, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be left to Quad City Animal Welfare Center, Milan.
Mary was born on Jan. 5, 1930, in Vandalia, Ill., the daughter of George and Berdie Faught. She married Duane L. Parker in 1959, in Celina, Tenn.
She had been a homemaker most of her adult life, staying home to care for their children. She loved reading.
Mary is survived by her husband, Duane; son, Richard Parker, East Moline; daughter, Debbie Ziemkowski, Burnham, Ill.; grandchildren, Michael Parker, Amanda (Corey) Weisman, Bradley Parker, Miranda Wiemkowski, Kambree Parker; great-grandchildren, Austin and Justin. She was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Kevin Parker and Tom Ziemkowski; and a brother, Ron Faught.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.












 



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