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Obituary for Harriet Parker
Harriet (Fitzpatrick) Parker, age 92 of Oakland, died Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon. Mrs. Parker was born May 8, 1918 in Kansas, Illinois to Charles and Flora (Sells) Fitzpatrick. She married Harold Carlyle Parker on May 2, 1938 in Kansas, Illinois. She was a homemaker, and devoted her life to raising a family of eight children. She enjoyed making Christmas ornaments and other crafts. She was a member of the Oakland Christian Church. She is survived by her children: Lois Sexton of Simi Valley, CA; Sharon (Tom) Kite of Oakland, IL, Sandra Parker of Greenville, IL, Larry (Janet) Parker of Simi Valley, CA, Wayne (Brenda) Parker of Urbana, IL, Frances Duzan of Oakland, IL and Jean (Gordon) Board of Paris, IL; one sister, Ida Mae “Corky” Burmeister of Oakland, IL; fourteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Steve Parker, four brothers, three sisters and one grandchild. Funeral services will be held at Krabel Funeral Home in Oakland on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery. For those who wish, memorials may be made to Oakland Peace Meals in care of the funeral home. Online condolences and service information are available at www.krabelfuneralhome.com.