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Mary Lou Parker

The Royal Centre Record of Royal Center, Indiana

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Mary Lou Parker, 94, of Lafayette, died at 3:04 PM Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Creasy Springs Health Campus. She was born April 8, 1921, in Logansport, to the late Orville and Zedda May Jones. She graduated from Lucerne High School in 1939 and went on to at-tend Ball State University. On June 15, 1941 she married D.V. "Pert" Parker in Muncie, he pre-ceded her in death. Mary Lou was a mechanical engineering student counselor at Purdue from 1943-1945 and 1956-until retiring in 1985. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in West Lafayette. She belonged to Chapter D of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She enjoyed entertaining, cooking, gardening, sewing, and knitting. She was in a bowling league and enjoyed playing golf, twice scoring a hole-in-one. Surviving are her children, a son, Larry Parker (wife Beverly) of Thorn town and a daughter, Terry Lynn Bright (husband Philip) of Toms River, NJ. Mary Lou has five grandchildren, Peggy Bright-Walck (husband Scott) of Annville, PA, Wendy Bright-Fallon (husband Dana) of Island Heights, NJ, Stephanie Lynn Parker of Bend, OR, Madelyn Russell (husband Scott) of Eugene, OR, and Heather Wolford (husband Kenny) of Bend, OR. She has five great grandchildren, Carl, Daniel, and Jody Walck, Kendrick Russell, and Isabella Wolford. She is preceded in death by her five brothers, Landis, Mark, Max, Loren, and Roy Jones.

Interment will be at a later date at Kistler Cemetery in Royal Center, IN

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Original Publication Date: October 22, 2015

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