She was born April 25, 1912, a daughter of the late John and Emma Shepherd Linnen. She was a homemaker and member of the Mendota United Methodist Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband: Rufus "Rufe" Parker who was a longtime bookkeeper for U.S. Steel at Lynch for many years; three brothers: Harold, William "Bill" and Jack Linnen.
She is survived by her "adopted daughters": Shirley Hunt and husband, Tommy, of Nashville, TN; Pam Rodgers and husband, Lewis, of Knoxville, TN; "adopted grandchildren" Jason Grady and Catherine Grady of Knoxville, TN; "adopted sister" Gwen Broyles also of Knoxville, TN; two nephews: John Linnen and Kenneth Linnen both of Pennsylvania.
She is also survived by many friends in the Mendota community, including special friends: Martha Richardson, who was also her caregiver, and Ginny Marrs.
Calling hours will be Sunday afternoon, September 9, 2007 from 1 until 3 p.m. at the Mendota United Methodist Church. The funeral will follow at 3 p.m. in the church sanctuary with Pastor Bill Porter officiating. Burial will follow in the Mendota Cemetery. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers; memorials may be sent to the Mendota United Methodist Church, Mendota Road, Mendota (VA) 24270. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.scottcountyfuneralhome.com. Carter-Trent/Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City (VA) is in charge of the arrangements.
This obituary is a courtesy to the Parker family by Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home.