- Local Guide
Zoe Grace Parker, 96, formerly of 1903 Kimberly Drive, St. Marys, a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, died at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Otterbein St. Marys.
She was born on Jan. 12, 1916, in Leipsic, the daughter of Roy and Mary (Zerbach) David, and they preceded her in death.
She married Robert D. Parker on Nov. 19, 1939, and he preceded her in death on April 1, 1981.
She is survived by her two children, Richard (Ann) Parker of Minster and Nancy Sue (Larry) Roettger of Sidney; seven grandchildren, Amy (Mark) Arlinghaus of Edgewood, Ky., Robert (Michelle) Parker of New Bremen, Lynn (JT) Barclay of Cincinnati, Jennifer (Mark) Fashian of Delaware, Susan (Ron) Abt of Loveland, Christine (James) McKenzie of Sidney and Jeffrey (Michelle) Roettger of Lewis Center; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-stepgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ralph David, Claude David and Jack David; two sisters, Emma Martin and Marcita Harris.
Zoe was a 1933 graduate of Leipsic High School. She devoted her entire adult life to the wellbeing of her family and contributed countless hours of volunteer work to her community, including being an active member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in St. Marys, where she had taught Sunday School and was a member of the church choir; helped establish and organize Cub Scouts in St. Marys; was active with the Girl Scouts, where she was a Scout leader, a neighborhood chair-person and a Day Camp instructor; volunteered at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, where she worked in the gift shop; did general volunteer work for the elderly and disabled at the Valley Nursing Home; served as a typist for the Auglaize County Chapter of the American Red Cross Bloodmobile. “Who-Who,” as she was known to the entire family, was an avid knitter for her entire life.
Funeral rites will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., St. Marys, with the Rev. Dr. Ed Bray officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call one hour before services on Wednesday at the funeral home, where memorial gifts may be given to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in St. Marys or to Grand Lake Hospice Care.
Condolences may be sent to Zoe’s family via MillerFuneralHomes.net.