Marge Parker

Marge Parker

Marge Parker, 82, of Cape Girardeau, and formerly of Grand Tower, died at 7:41 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at Life Care Center of Cape.

She was born on Sept. 19, 1936, in Gorham, the daughter of Charles and Mary Lindsey Qualls.  

She was married on April 22, 1952, to Bill Parker.  He preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 1995.

She loved the Lord and was a member of East Cape Baptist Church.  She worked as a cake decorator at Schnucks in Cape Girardeau for 22 years.

Survivors include her son, Roger (Denise) Parker of Newport News, Va.; a sister, Betty Glodo of East Cape Girardeau; a daughter-in-law, Karen Holloway of Scott City, Mo.; five grandchildren, Lindsey, Dustin, Michelle, Stephen, and Daniel; 12 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. 

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Parker, on July 16, 1982; a daughter Elise Michelle Parker, on March 24, 1961; two brothers, Bill and Don Qualls; and two great-grandchildren.  

Funeral services were at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Crain Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Bruce Clubb officiated, with remembrances by family and friends. Music was by Marge Parker. Inurnment was Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Walker Hill Cemetery in Grand Tower.

Memorials can be made to East Cape Baptist Church. 

Crain Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cape Girardeau was in charge of arrangements.

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