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Linda Jeanne Parker
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Obituary for Linda Jeanne Parker

Linda Jeanne Parker, age 76, of Mount Vernon, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born December 10, 1941, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, the daughter of Howard and Geraldine (Turley) Farris.
Linda was a 1960 graduate of Central High School in Muskogee. She graduated as salutatorian and received her Associate’s Degree in Arts from Bacone College in Muskogee in 1962, and graduated from the University of Kansas in 1964, receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She married Jerry Parker in Muskogee on June 8, 1962. Linda loved being a wife, mother, and homemaker. She spent her life working with children, including giving piano lessons, teaching for six years in Otterville, Missouri and for one year in Montgomery City, Missouri. With her husband Jerry, she joined First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon in 1996 and was very involved teaching Sunday school, developing deep friendships, and blessing many lives.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Jerry; one daughter, Jennifer Parker of Seattle, Washington; three sons, Bryan Parker and his wife, Leisa, of Rolla, Missouri, Duane Parker and his wife, Kelli, of Keller, Texas and Kevin Parker, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; one brother, James Farris and his wife, Laurann, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; two sisters, Nancy (Farris) Heirich of Muskogee, Oklahoma and Virginia (Farris) Caudle and her husband, Dan, of Katy, Texas; ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.
Her parents, Howard and Geraldine, and brother, Gerald Farris, preceded her in death.
The funeral service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at the First Baptist Church, in Mount Vernon. Visitation will be the same day from 10:00-11:00 a.m., also at the church. The graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017, at the Greenhill Cemetery in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Memorial donations may be made directly to Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief agency based in Boone, North Carolina, or payable to Samaritan’s Purse in care of the funeral home.
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Visitation

Thursday

28

Dec

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon, MO.
602 S. Hickory St.
Mt. Vernon, Mo 65712

Funeral Service

Thursday

28

Dec

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon, MO.
602 S. Hickory St.
Mt. Vernon, Mo 65712

Graveside Service

Friday

29

Dec

1:00 PM
Green Hill Cemetery

1500 N. York St.
Muskogee, Ok 74403

Cemetery Details

Location

Green Hill Cemetery

1500 N. York St.
Muskogee, Ok 74403


Memorial Contribution

Samaritan's Purse

Memorial donations may be made directly to Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief agency based in Boone, North Carolina, or payable to Samaritan’s Purse in care of the funeral home.
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