Pauline Parker, 86, of Newton, passed away at 7:41 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. She had been residing at Tuscola Health Care Center.
Funeral services celebrating Pauline’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home, Newton, with Brad Harper officiating. Burial will be in Honey Cemetery, Bogota. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time. In loving memory of Pauline, memorials may be made to Newton Christian Church, or an organization of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at www.blakefh.com.
Pauline was born Feb. 22, 1927, in Newton. She was the third of five daughters and one son born to Charles D. and Agnes (Tate) Stark. She married Roe Parker on September 1, 1946. They were married for 64 years before his passing in 2010. Pauline was a member of Newton Christian Church. She was a secretary at Newton Grade School for a few years before going to work at First National Bank. She enjoyed meeting people and serving the public, and retired from the bank in 1986 after 26 years.
She and Roe owned and operated the Western Auto Store on the west side of the square during the 1960’s. Pauline enjoyed spending time with her family, and loved to plan family get-togethers at their campground in the country. During their retirement years, she and Roe traveled in their motor home, particularly to Florida and Arizona during the winter months.
Survivors include one son, Dan (Linda) Parker of Makanda; one daughter, Sherry (Ray) Crouse of Arcola; three grandchildren, Amy Jo (Andy) Adams of Champaign, Steve Crouse of LeRoy, and Clayton Parker of Makanda; three great-grandchildren, Jordyn Crouse, Anna Adams and Andrew Parker Adams; brother, Wilford (Virginia) Stark of Arcola; and sister, Pat Newlin of Clearwater, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and three sisters, Juanita Fiscus, Aleta James, and Joan Pryor.
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