James C. Parker, 79, passed away June 17th, 1974 at the Methodist hospital in
Des Moines, Iowa, after a lingering illness. Mr. Parker, the son of Frank and
Belle Abarr Parker,was born September 7, 1894.
He was a farmer by profession, loved to till the soil and his entire life was
spent on farms in Ringgold and Taylor counties.
He was a member of the Lenox Methodist Church and enjoyed attending services
as long as his health permitted.
He was a member of Topaz Lodge No. 438 of Kellerton, Ia.
On February 29, 1920 he was united in marriage to Frances Taylor at Mt Ayr,
Iowa. To this union was born one son, Corwin of Villisca, Iowa. Mr. Parker was
a kind and generous husband, father and grandfather. He daily practiced the
Golden Rule and was considerate and honest with his fellow men.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother and two nephews.
He is survived by his devoted wife Frances, son Corwin and wife, Sylvia, two
grandchildren Gordia Parrott of Atlantic, la,, and Norman of Villisca, two
great grandchildren, Troy and Haley Dawn Parrott. Other survivors include two
brothers and three sisters, Guy Parker and Estella Wright of Redding, Inez
Parker and Ralph Parker of Des Moines and Sarah Tindle of Diagonal and a host
of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted from the United Methodist Church in Lenox
Wednesday, June 19th at 2 p.m. Rev. Floyd Newbrough officiated.
Music was furnished by Norma Paymal, organist, with Billie Jean Barker and
Marilyn Beck, vocalists.
Bearers were Paul Note. Lyle Knox, Glen Hughes, George Starks, Roscoe Brown
and William Barrans.
Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery at Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Transcription and Submission by Lorelei Rusco, February of 2014