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Bertha L. “Bert” Parker, 92, of Syracuse, IN (formerly of Barbee Lake area) passed away at 1:20 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Syracuse, IN. She was born on July 18, 1925 in New Paris, IN to Frank B. & Bertha L. (Hoshaw) Method.
She lived most of her life in Elkhart / Kosciusko counties except for 3 years that she lived near Columbus, OH and attended New Paris High School. On March 17, 1968 in Fort Wayne, IN she married Francis M. “Frank” Parker III who preceded her on June 5, 2008. She was a homemaker and formerly worked at Memcor in Nappanee.
She formerly attended North Webster Church of God & Warsaw Community Church. She was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #253.
She is survived by:
Daughter – Sandy Toney of Nappanee
4 Sons – Russell (Sue) McDonald of Nappanee, Mike (Barbara) McDonald of Strawtown, IN, Scott (Kathy) Parker of Warsaw, and Frank (Barbara) Parker IV of Warsaw
13 Grand & 17 Gt. Grand, and 7 Gt. Gt. Grandchildren
She was preceded by her parents, husband, grandson, gt. grandson, 4 sisters – Faye Kauffman, Delva Stahly, Dorothy Stahly and Eloise Meeks, 5 brothers - Guy, Russell, Glen, Floyd, and twin brother – Frank Method.
Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018 at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018 in the funeral home with Pastor Kent Butcher of the Vineyard Community Church officiating. Burial will follow at the Baintertown Cemetery near New Paris.
Memorial bequest may be given to Vineyard Community Church Benevolence Fund, 7566 E. 1000N, Syracuse, IN 46567 or American Cancer Society, 130 Red Coach Dr., Mishawaka, IN 46545.