Elizabeth Ann Parker

November 26, 1929 - July 05, 2021

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Monday, August 16, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Monday, August 16, 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Parker, 91, of Kendallville died Monday, July 5, 2021, at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville.

She was born November 26, 1929, in Kendallville to Maurice A. and Mary B. (Gohn) Drumheller.

On March 19, 1949, in Kendallville she married William B. “Bill” Parker. He preceded her in death on May 19, 1990.

Betty was first and foremost a homemaker. Beginning at the age of 15, she was a church organist and played in area churches for a total of 60 years. She played the organ for funeral services at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville, which is now Young Family Funeral Home. She also worked in the medical records department at McCray Memorial Hospital in Kendallville.

Mrs. Parker was a member of Sigma Eta Fine Arts Sorority in Kendallville.

Betty enjoyed classical music and studied piano in Fort Wayne. Taking whistling lessons from Beverly Hutchins, she whistled in solo performances and duets with Mrs. Hutchins throughout the area. She loved baking.

Surviving are two sons, Gregg (Pamela J.) Parker of Wolcottville and Todd (Belinda) Parker of Charles Town, West Virginia; two daughters, Pamala Laurie of Kendallville and Jan (Eric) Reasoner of Whitinsville, Massachusetts; 10 grandchildren, Brad (Kari) Parker, Lanelle (Fred) Romer, Andrea (Chad) Clark, Ethan (Wyeth) Slagle, Justin (Kim) Slagle, Damon Slagle, Bethany (Christopher) Milewski, Sean Landgraff, Tyler (Cortney) Parker, and Brianna Parker; and 17 great-grandchildren, with one more on the way in a week.

A memorial visitation will be held Monday, August 16, 2021, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, August 16, 2021, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with her son, Todd Parker officiating.

Betty’s funeral service will also live stream on Monday, August 16, 2021, at 2 p.m. on the Young Family Funeral Home Facebook page for those unable to attend in person.

Burial will follow at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville.

View a video tribute after Monday, August 16th or share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Amy Breckler
July 22nd, 2021 4:50pm

Pam, I was so sorry to learn of your beloved Mother's passing. She was born in the same month and year as my father! God bless you all! Know of our prayers!

Julie Buttgen
July 13th, 2021 5:55am

Betty was a sweetheart and a pleasure to work with at Parkview Noble! Prayers for her family at this time! Julie Buttgen

Boneka Hoover
July 9th, 2021 8:17pm

Condolences to the family.

Cindy Stahl
July 8th, 2021 6:36pm
Ft. Wayne, IN

Sending love and prayers to you, Pam and Jayden. Praying for strength for you and your family during this most difficult time.

Nan Hockley
July 8th, 2021 3:07am
Watkinsville, Georgia

My heartfelt sympathy as you mourn the loss of your mom and grandmother. She was a very special lady and she has left many of us with wonderful memories. You will be in my prayers.

Susan Curtis
July 7th, 2021 7:43pm
Albion, IN

Love and prayers to you Pam, Jaydin, and the rest of your family. Holding you and your dear loved one before the Lord.

Elaine Eagan
July 7th, 2021 7:02pm

Many thoughts and prayers are being sent your way Pam, Jayden and family. God bless you all.

Patti Benedict
July 7th, 2021 6:57pm

Love and prayers for Pam and Jayden. May you find peace and feel God's arms wrapped around you all.

Nora Jackson
July 7th, 2021 5:36pm

Many prayers for Mrs. Parker, Pam, Jayden, and the rest of the family. May God hold all of you in the palm of his hand. Much love and many prayers.

Nota Jackson
July 7th, 2021 5:35pm

Many prayers for Mrs. Parker, Pam, Jayden, and the rest of the family. May God hold all of you in the palm of his hand. Much love and many prayers.

Cindy Rowe Raney
July 7th, 2021 11:53am

My most sincere sympathy to Betty's family. She was such a great lady. and family friend over many years through Church. We also worked together at McCray Hospital for years. Such a pleasure to be around and we shared many laughs over the years. She will be certainly be missed. Sending hugs and prayers to her family.

Debra Alexander Foster
July 7th, 2021 5:46am
Henderson NV

So sorry to hear of her passing Pam. Hugs and prayers for strength and peace.

Henry and Diana Waring
July 7th, 2021 1:07am

God Bless Betty, Pam, Jayden, and all the family. Betty was a sweet lady with many talents. 💜