Doris Parker


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Posted Online: April 03, 2014, 6:32 pm
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Doris J. Parker, 91, formerly of Annawan, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, at National Health Care-Mauldin in Greenville, S.C., where she had relocated to be with her daughter.
Funeral services celebrating Doris' life will be 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, at Fairview United Methodist Church in rural Annawan. The Rev. Dan Wright will officiate. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery. Visitation for Doris will be Wednesday, one hour before the service (9:30 to 10:30 a.m.) at the church in Annawan. Memorials may be left to the Fairview United Methodist Church.
Doris was born Nov. 20, 1922, in Cornwall Township, Ill., the daughter of Perry G. and Ella Hunt Marshall. She married her high school sweetheart, Gene A. Parker, on May 17, 1941. He preceded her in death.
Doris assisted her husband in farming and was a hard working farmer's wife for 55 years in rural Annawan. She was a lifelong member of Fairview United Methodist Church in Annawan and a member of the Henry County Farm Bureau. Doris enjoyed flower gardening, crocheting and embroidery. She was a doll collector and an excellent pie baker.
Survivors include daughter, Judy Knudsen, Simpsonville, S.C.; son, Ronald (Pam) Parker, Ashland, Ore.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ruth Parker, Carbondale, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Edward and Harvey Marshall; and one sister, Hazel Pyle Fuller.
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