SAINT JO — Pauline (Davenport) Parker, age 90, passed to her heavenly home, Saturday, April 4, 2020.
Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, a private family graveside service will be held at Illinois Bend Cemetery with Reverend Paul McQuerry, grandson, officiating on Tuesday, April 7. The service will be under the direction of Scott Funeral Home of Saint Jo.
Pauline was born on Feb. 17, 1930 in Love County, Oklahoma to Opal (Lyons) and Otto Davenport who preceded her in death. She had one brother, Clinton Doyle Davenport, who died in infancy.
Pauline spent most of her childhood at Illinois Bend. She married the love of her life, Gene Parker, on Oct. 5, 1946. He preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 2013.
Pauline was a loving wife, mother, and homemaker. Later in life she enjoyed carrying a rural mail route and tending several head of cattle with Gene until their health forced them to retire.
Pauline was a member of First Baptist Church of Saint Jo where she worked diligently as a deacon’s wife, on the hospitality committee, and loved being an active member of the Ladies Sunday School class.
Pauline is survived by son: Ronny and wife Wanda Parker of Illinois Bend; daughters: Lana and husband Bob McQuerry of Olney, Dana and husband Jerry Raymond of Saint Jo; and son Chris Parker of Picayune, Miss. She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Scott and Shelly Parker, Clint and Paul McQuerry, and Joe, Jack, and Josh Raymond; nineteen great-grandchildren; and six nieces and nephews.
She was blessed in her final years with two loving caretakers: Brenda Hickman and Brandie Carlson who we owe a debt of gratitude.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Illinois Bend Cemetery.
*There will be a register book available at the funeral home in Saint Jo to sign for those wishing to pay their final respects to Mrs. Parker on Monday, April 6, from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. We ask that those wishing to pay their respects to please adhere to the social distancing guidelines set forth by the CDC.*