Ruth M. Parker, nee Meyer, departed this life on January 4, 2022, in Carbondale, IL. She was born in Sterling, Illinois on August 8, 1917, the third of four daughters born to Reverend Fred and Mrs. Clara Meyer.
Ruth graduated from Annawan High School where she met and married the love of her life, Hayden Parker, on June 4, 1938. Together they farmed and raised their sons near Kewanee, Illinois. Following Hayden’s passing in 1976, she ultimately settled in Carbondale, Illinois.
She is survived by her sons John (Ginny) Parker of Bellevue, Nebraska, and Jack (Elizabeth) Parker of Carbondale, Illinois, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Hayden, and sisters Margaret, Marian, and Edna.
Memorials can be made to the Fairview United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 500, Annawan, IL 61234. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 30th, 2022 at Fairview United Methodist Church in Annawan Township. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery. Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, Annawan is assisting the family with local arrangements.