Freda Parker

Friday, February 26, 2010

Freda Parker, 90, Belle Union, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 at the Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle.

She was born May 5, 1919 in Putnam County, the daughter of the late George L. and Ada E. McCammack Hurst. She was a 1937 graduate of Belle Union High School and received her teaching certificate from Central Normal College in Danville.

Mrs. Parker taught for several years at both Belle Union and Stilesville elementary schools. She was a member of the Stilesville Christian Church, where she also was active as a member of the Social Helpers. Blessed with a lovely voice, Freda often sang at church services, weddings and funerals. She was also a member of the Cartersburg Chapter of O.E.S.

On May 19, 1937, she married her childhood sweetheart George H. Parker. She and George were married for over 50 years before he passed away on Oct. 14, 1992.

She is survived by her daughter Carol Parker Conner and husband Bill; son Richard George Parker and wife Vickie; sister Margaret Rose; brothers Loyd R. Hurst and Morris Hurst and wife Wanda; grandchildren Anne Conner Uberta and husband Brent, Kara Conner Trimmer and husband Matt, William Patrick Conner and wife Sandi and Matthew Helmer and wife Joyce; and great-grandchildren Kennedy, Kirsten, Jacob, Dylan, Haley and Parker.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Whitaker Funeral Home in Cloverdale. Calling will be held Monday from noon until the time of service. Burial will be in the Stilesville Cemetery.

In addition to her husband and parents, her sisters Pearl Jean Stanley, Helen Elrod and Lillian F. Arnold and brothers Carl L. Hurst and Paul Allen Hurst all preceded her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stilesville Christian Church, P.O. Box 237, Stilesville, IN 46180.