Opal Louise Parker 1910 - 2009 Emporia
Ozawkie — Funeral services for Opal Louise Parker, 98, of Emporia, formerly of Ozawkie, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Way of the Cross United Methodist Church of Ozawkie. Burial will be at the Ozawkie Cemetery. Mrs. Parker died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, in Emporia.She was born May 2, 1910, in Joplin, Mo., the daughter of John and Oma Sitton Marrs. She had lived in the Ozawkie community for many years before moving to Emporia in 1988. Mrs. Parker was a member of the Ozawkie United Methodist Church and attended the Grace United Methodist Church in Emporia. She was a member of Mount Pleasant Grange, the Lakeside Garden Club of Ozawkie and the Emporia Senior Citizens. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 62 in Oskaloosa for more than 50 years.She married Dale L. Parker on Dec. 13, 1930, in Topeka. He preceded her in death Nov. 24, 2001. Survivors include a daughter, Janice Jensen, Council Grove; two grandsons, Craig Jensen and Douglas Jensen; and two great-grandchildren.The family suggests memorials to the church or to the Emporia Senior Center, sent in care of Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, KS, 66066. Online condolences may be sent at barnettchapeloaks.com.