Gladys M. Parker, 95

ParkerGladys M. Parker, 95, of Old Rt. 18, Wampum passed away Monday, September 5, 2016 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a brief illness.

Born October 3, 1920 in Wampum, she was the daughter of the late Charles Herman and Nina James Hall. She was married in April of 1942 to Leroy S. Parker who passed away in 1971.

Gladys graduated as the valedictorian of the Class of 1938 at Wampum High School. While in high school she was a member of the basketball team. Gladys was the oldest member of the Wampum United Methodist Church and also a member of the Wampum American Legion Auxiliary. She worked for many years at Al’s Market, Isaly’s, and Leonetti’s Market in Wampum. She also worked for many years on the New Beaver Boro Board of Elections and cleaned houses for many area residents. Gladys loved gardening, building puzzles, doing word and crossword puzzles, making latch hook rugs and spending time with her family.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas (Virginia) Parker and Charles Parker, both of Wampum; daughter, Linda Villene of Phoenix, AZ; sister, Esther Hall of Newport, NC; four grandchildren, Laurie (John) Mraulak of East Palestine, OH, Karen (Bill) Matheny of Fombell, Leslie (Dennis) Lanning and Mandy DeCiancio, both of Phoenix; and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents, husband, and three sisters, Naomi Hartzell, Elaine Melnick, Katherine Jenkins, and a brother, Lawrence Hall.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday September 9 from 2 until the time of the funeral service at 4 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Her pastor, Rev. Todd Davis will officiate. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Wampum United Methodist Church.

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8 thoughts on “Gladys M. Parker, 95

  1. We are very sorry for your loss. We will never forget Gladys, a good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. May she rest in peace.

    Joe and Chris (Cosgrove) Trivilino

  2. Linda, Charlie, Tom and family.
    I was so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. What a long wonderful life she had. Growing up in Newport we all knew each other and your mom was so kind and great to me at church and Isaly’s. I have nothing but fond memories.
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

    Kathy Copper Olsen

  3. Please accept our condolences for the loss of your mother
    Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow
    Tom baker and family

  4. Thomas, Charles and Linda-Our most sincere condolences but her legacy is the wonderful family behind. She must of loved and understood so well the blessings of Christmas. Will miss her cards a reminder for all who was family. Our Love…..Jenkins Family

  5. Dear Tom, Virginia, Linda, Charlie and Esther, I am so saddened by your mom’s passing. She was always so gentle and sweet. I have so many happy and lovely memories of her and all of you from church growing up. Gladys was a blessing to everyone who knew her and to our childhood in our church. May you find peace in knowing that she is remembered with love. With love and prayers, Cindy Mckim Caughey

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